>>> ...from a big manufacturer
>>> I got a lot of links to Joe's used laptops and last-years-gear-r-us
>>> though. And Dell will sell me a few thousand units with linux
>>> installed. Why can't somebody just tell me which major manufacturer I
>>> can jump to right now to get a Linux laptop? Best Buy? Comp USA?
>>> Gateway? Mail order from IBM even?
>>> What is wrong with people here that they think a guy is going to go
>>> out, drop a big chunk on a new laptop knowing they're paying for xp
>>> like it or not, then go home and trash xp and install linux, not
>>> knowing if it even works or not. And when it doesn't, and everyone
>>> here knows it doesn't, you're up shit creek. Take it back and say,
>>> "Yeah, I installed Linux on it, is that ok?" Yeah right, good one
>> You arent't trying. Somebody else gave you the perfect link. I'll
>> repeat it to show you for the lying ass that you are.
>> Thier business IS Linux on laptops.
> sorry, I'll just go jump in my car and drive to...Georgia?! emperor
> who?! you stupid piece of shit, I asked for a big manufacturer! I
> want to go to the store, try out this one, that one, whatever one I
> choose, then buy one, and have a place to come back to when it shits
> the bed, which it will.
So you have the answer you knew before you first posted. There is no
major OEM that provides Linux on its laptops as standard. Who buys
laptops? Mainly businesses for employees on the move or must take
their work home with them. And what OS do these businessmen use? The
sad fact is there isn't enough of a demand for Linux on laptops. That
I'm running gentoo on my company Dell Latitude writing
this. Installation was trivial. WLAN connection to the wireless access
point my company gave me so that I could post to COLA while having a
core dump. WLAN access at work when I must attend a meeting and need
access to the company's network.
Even if a major OEM offered Linux on their laptops you would probably
still pay the MS tax. If you buy a laptop with XP Home you still need to
buy XP Pro to use it for business.
To plug Dell the display on this laptop is superb. 1600x1200, it can
do higher, is excellent. And I'm blind in one eye and don't have great
vision in the other. They are the laptop of choice where I work.