[nSLUG] nSLUG Digest, Vol 378, Issue 1

Chuck Hubbard hubbarca at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 15:04:03 AST 2013


If you're OK with Ubuntu, you could always go with a System76 laptop.
https://www.system76.com/laptops/



On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Brandon W. Uhlman
<brandon at branflakes.net>wrote:

> I think I missed (or there wasn't stated) a use case for this laptop?
> Normal laptop use (puttering around this house for general computer use)?
> Compact device for use in your workshop/studio?
>
> If the latter, you might consider one of the system-on-a-chip setups
> (mostly ARM-based) that support Linux, like Raspberry Pi (
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/). Caveat with something like that is that it
> probably won't be x86-based, and I vaguely recall that you have some
> blacksmithing-related x86-compiled scripts from Long Ago that wouldn't work
> on such a platform.
>
> Can't beat $25, though. :)
>
> ~B
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM, <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
>
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:27:10 -0400
>> From: mspencer at tallships.ca (Mike Spencer)
>> To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
>> Subject: [nSLUG]  Re: List of laptops known to support Linux?
>> Message-ID: <201312130727.rBD7RAv14348 at nudel.nodomain.nowhere>
>>
>>
>> Thanks all for the various opinions and pointers.  I'll be reading
>> over them as I pursue the replacement-laptop project.
>>
>> Presently I'm trying, off and on, to get a borrowed netbook to run
>> Slackware.  The install was awkward and didn't work as expected,
>> albeit with eventual success.  But neither ethernet nor wireless
>> worked.  I spent a lot of time trying various driver packages and
>> looking for information before, finally, finding someone who'd worked
>> on writing the appropriate drivers, could name the relevant chip sets
>> and let me know that there were no stand-alone drivers for it.  To
>> make it work I have to get a newer release of Slackware with newer
>> kernel than the most recent I have and begin the installation again.
>>
>> I may get there yet.  In the mean time I'm keeping my eye out for an
>> inexpensive laptop.  But I'd really like to avoid the kind of hassle
>> described above.
>>
>> Tnx,
>> - Mike
>>
>> --
>> Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~.
>>                                                            /V\
>> mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
>> http://home.tallships.ca/mspencer/                        ^^-^^
>>
>
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