[arch-general] preferred laptops.

Ed Morgan ejr.morgan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 03:28:01 EST 2009

I've got a Dell Latitude D630 from work which I've got Arch on and
everything on that works like a peach. Personally I don't think you can go
wrong with Dell kit, my wife uses my old Inspiron and the only thing on that
that I had minor dramas with was the wireless, that was expected though
(Broadcom wireless card).

I'm running Openbox as my WM, so I couldn't really comment on how it behaves
with Gnome of KDE...
Ed Morgan

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the
black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken


2009/11/4 Eric Jacobs <eric at redechos.net>

> Hello fello archers..
> I've recently been going through a bit of a rough patch with my laptop
> usage.. I had a 15" macbook pro (dual booted with arch linux), which I
> recently sold because I thought it was ugly, the mouse didn't work very
> well, and frankly I was trying to de-appletize myself :)..
> I just received my refurbished dell studio 14z and got arch up and running
> on it, but I can't decide if I like it or not.. I haven't gotten used to
> the
> mouse yet. The resolution is less than desirable. (13 something x 7
> something). And there isn't a latch on the lid.. but I do like the size,
> aesthetics, weight, and the keyboard feels nice..
> So I'm asking you, if you have a laptop, what kind is it? Does arch run
> pretty well on it (synaptics, sleep/wake, etc.)? What window manager do you
> think works best with the touchpad (I'm using gnome now)?
> Any input would be appreciated.
> ------------------------------
> -Eric Jacobs

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