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Especially one that weighs 7 lbs!!!
This is not a troll, I'm just curious. Why can't I just buy a, for example, IBM T42 notebook and install Linux on it?
Thanks in advance for any comments
it's about compatability. i had success with Slackware on a compaq lappie, including APM, ACPI, and 3rd party video drivers. however, others have fared worse, especially with FreeBSD or Solaris. if you are poor, buy a used/new laptop after googling the model number and utilizing the linux-on-laptops site. if you are rich, have one custom built or buy one that is "linux certified." this stuff is a hidden cost of linux. sure you save on software, but you pay threw the nose for good hardware. $2 nics and $5 modems are almost totally out of the question, without coding custom drivers.
i don't mind heavy. my dream laptop would be one of those exotic widescreen ones or a tricked out Alienware ($10,000 after software). you'd be the sh*t at the local coffeehouse though. ;-)