Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by ricegf on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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OK, so you meant for a laptop - the majority of "mobile" is actually touch devices, so yours is the minority case.

What I would recommend for you is the Dell "Sputnik 3" laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed or, if you want a different distro for some reason, check a pre-install from Zareason (they have a wide variety).

Generally, regardless of OS, people unwilling to deal with finding drivers should always buy pre-installs. This is as true for Windows as for Linux, of course - I've done more installs of both than most, and while Linux is typically easier, some effort is ALWAYS required!

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