I8K, Linux kernel 2-4.*, I need advice !
- Hi !
I'm a newbie with laptop stuff, and I plan to buy a
Dell Laptop 8100. A goot choise ? I'm working as a
Java developer, and the computer must easy support an
Oracle8i database, a J2EE server for developement.
(ps: I will by the I8k in germany or USA)
I want to install Linux, a RH or suse distribution.
AND I DON'T KNOW the stuff that linux don't support !
I need your advice for:
- Memory ? 256RAM enough ? 512 ?
- ATA or DMA disk ? the difference ?
- CD-RW ?
- AND THE MORE IMPORTANT: Intern modem (with 10/100?
)? PCMCIA modem ?
- Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet or a 3com one ?
Is there problem to install Gnome ?
Thanks for the help
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- On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 09:15:56AM +0200, Joel Cordonnier wrote:
> I need your advice for:never buy RAM through Dell. get it with as little RAM as possible, and
> - Memory ? 256RAM enough ? 512 ?
add the rest yourself - it's much cheaper that way (in the USA it is,
> - ATA or DMA disk ? the difference ???? this doesn't really make sense to me. ATA and DMA are separate
technologies. go for the 5200 RPM drive though.
> - CD-RW ?this is a personal choice. :)
> - AND THE MORE IMPORTANT: Intern modem (with 10/100?the 3Com internal combo card (10/100 + modem) is nice, but the modem is
> )? PCMCIA modem ?
> - Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet or a 3com one ?
not supported under Linux. if you're lucky, you might get an ActionTec
combo, and the modem will work - but there's no way to guarantee you
will. i would suggest getting the internal combo card anyway, and then
buying another external modem. i would guess you would use the network
a lot (hence, having an internal is nice) whereas you wouldn't need the
modem as often and can suffice on a pcmcia one.
> Is there problem to install Gnome ?nope
> Thanks for the help--
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