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Re: [SLUG] On buying a laptop.
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] On buying a laptop.
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:05:10 +1100
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"Tony \"H.G\" Candito" <blindraven@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Luke Yelavich <themuso@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 02:41:39PM EST, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>>> Coming from a point of view of audio stack maintainer in a distro, I'd say
>>> stay away from Toshiba. There have been many issues surrounding hda audio
>>> and Linux in the past few years that myself and colleagues have tried to
>>> help sort out. I also believe the kernel maintainers for Ubuntu also
>>> recommend users stay away from Toshiba. I can't give any more information
>>> than that, but I personally trust the kernel maintenance team of Ubuntu
>>> when they suggest that people look at other manufacturers.
>> I should add, that such audio issues were hard to diagnose, due to some
>> ACPI oddities. I could dig for the bug refs if people are really
> OK, so now that we've learn't what isn't safe. What is?
ThinkPad, mostly. Their very bottom end stuff is really "IdeaPad" inside,
which is not the same quality as the ThinkPad hardware. See
http://www.thinkwiki.org/ for details on what does or doesn't suck.
Apple, after six months. Not because of OS-X, mind you: because there are
about two dozen types of mac hardware *total*, compared to however many
thousands of combinations of non-mac laptop hardware, you can be pretty
confident that it will all be fairly rapidly supported, and solid once it is.
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