On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Brad Campbell <brad@wasp...> wrote:
> sreenadhx wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I am just curious to know which laptops are you guys using? Is it just me going to the wrong shops or there no decent place in UAE that sells good laptop. From where do you guys buy your laptops?
> I bought my Vaio from Plug-ins in 2006. It's on its second battery & hard disk but other than that I
> love it. Works wonderfully well with Linux, but then I did my homework and tested it with an Ubuntu
> live CD before I bought it.
I too found no issues with my Vaio bought from Carrefour. My work
laptop is a Dell 6400 and works well with Fedora, though I haven't
spent too much time on configuring the built-in webcam. This one has a
matte screen and I would recommend it. You can buy it from any branded
store (I found Carrefour prices to be lowest, but ymmv). I have an
old Compaq Presario v5000 which doesn't let me change my volume level
on Fedora. I would stay away from Compaqs if I were to use Linux.
I always buy from branded stores instead of the Musallah Tower kinds.
I might pay a few dhs more but I get peace of mind.