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[SLUG] Watching DVD's under Linux
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- Subject: [SLUG] Watching DVD's under Linux
- From: "Buddrige, David" <BuddrigeD@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 31 15:36:02 2002
I am currently in the marketplace for a Notebook computer. There is one in
particular that I am currently looking at - a Toshiba Satellite 1800. One
of the sellig points (for me) with this particular laptop, is that it comes
with a built-in DVD player. However, I plan to run it on GNU/Linux -
probably Debian. I would like to use it to watch DVD movies. I note that
there are several Linux/DVD projects; does anyone know how mature these are.
Also, given that the DVD drive is instead of having a CD-drive, will it act
like a normal CD player for me to install the OS using standard Debian CD's,
or am I going to have to do special configuration just for the machine to
read the Linux CD's off the DVD player?
Basically, I am concerned whether - having gone out to purchase the laptop
with DVD - whether it will be useable under linux, either as a CD-ROM as
well as to watch DVD movies.
Alternately, any suggestions on laptops up to the value of $2,500 that
support Linux are much appreciated.
thanks heaps guys
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