[fedora-india] need help regarding getting a laptop

Rangeen Basu sherry151 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 18:31:43 UTC 2009

Hi Magesh

2009/3/30 magesh <kkmageshcse at gmail.com>:
> hi ppl,
>     This is magesh, from chennai
> i have planned to buy a laptop... i opt for hp or compaq
> but now iam little confused on which system would be linux favourable

Please provide more info regarding the purpose you will be using the laptop for.

> because many of friends were disappointing, of the non-availability of the
> drivers and many other problems as far as the laptops are concerned

Please try and find out what distro they were using and what drivers
they didn't find. Normally people make these accusations without even
trying to find one.

> so i need feedbacks from people who use hp or compaq notebooks
> and iam also confused on which one to go for either hp or compaq...
> help me with this friends
If you buy an intel machine with intel graphics and sound card then
there is nothing to worry about. Even ati and nvidia cards are
supported well in Fedora. So don't worry. Only problem that you may
have is the web cam though i have seen them working quite well too.
Please check out this [1] and this [2] for more details on HP and
Compaq models and this[3] for others.

[1] http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/hp.html
[2] http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/compaq.html
[3] http://www.linux-on-laptops.com

Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury
Fedora Ambassador
sherry151 at gmail.com

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