[arch-general] Preferred Laptops

Mike Sampson mike at sambodata.com
Wed Nov 4 08:26:15 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 12:08 AM, Sherry Howell <sherryhowell50 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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

I was running Arch Linux on a HP NX8420 and it was a great machine.
it died and I am now running Arch on a Macbook 3.1. It works well and
is actually a
better machine as the HP had ATI graphics. I also run it on a Dell
Mini 9 and it works
well there too.

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