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Re: [SLUG] On buying a laptop.


On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 06:05:10PM EST, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> 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.

I'll second all the above, In Ubuntu's case, generally community members will have made wiki pages discussing apple hardware support, so you can get a good idea of just how well recent apple hardware works, and what hurdles you may have to go through to get things working.

Luke