[SATLUG] What do you know about Acer Laptops?

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Wed Aug 13 07:08:23 CDT 2008


The last three laptops I bought to run Linux on were all less that $200
and were at EZ Pawn across the street from John Jay High School on
Marbach.  They all run fine, including the Compaq I bought for my son.

Al Castanoli

On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 18:00 -0500, David Kowis wrote:
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> David Kowis wrote:
> | There's a real cheap one (<$400 after rebates) at office despot.
> | However, I don't know really anything about them. How do they hold up?
> | Would they stand being put through the punishment of a from-source
> | distro? Stuff works in linux?
> |
> | Just looking for more info before I go and make the purchase :)
> |
> | Thanks in advance :)
> |
> | (Cross-posted to get the most feedback :D )
> 
> So heres a tarball with all the info commands I could think to run. I
> forgot lshw :(
> 
> 
> Unfortunately, it's got an evil Broadcom adaptor in it. So no bluetooth
> in linux, and I'd have to use ndiswrapper. Sux.
> 
> 
> So I need a linux friendly laptop for around $400 that doesn't suck.
> 
> - --
> David Kowis
> 
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