[Wolves] laptop suitable for SuSE Linux

Simon Morris mozrat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 09:30:50 BST 2005

On 11/10/05, Mo Awkati <mawkati at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I am hoping to get myself a laptop so I can keep in
> touch with mailing lists while I am away!!!
> I am thinking of a Toshiba or a Sony, anyone with
> experience of using Linux on them?? The SuSE hardware
> database only lists a handful IBM Thinkpads. It
> doesn't have to be SuSE I am happy to install another
> distro.
> When I search google the results are often about
> issues with laptops and Linux hence my question.

Whenever someone asks me to recommend a laptop I always recommend IBM Thinkpads.

Toshiba and Sony's are fine but they just aren't as durable as a TP.
There are no fiddly volume controls, or media buttons on the front
that will break in your bag, and the keyboard is nice and clunky -
which doesn't sound so great but it is much better to type on than
other brands I have tried.

To form a simile  - Sony laptops are like the hot girl at a
nightclub... IBM Thinkpads are ugly and sturdy but they won't give you
any nasty surprises :)

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