Laptop advice

Colin Brace cb at
Fri Mar 21 05:47:12 PDT 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Joe Demeny <jd1987 at> wrote:

> I need to get a budget-priced laptop, such as one of these:

Read the user comments carefully. For this laptop, you'll find, for example:

Cons: RTL8187B wireless chipset. If you want to use a wireless
connection under Linux this will give you problems. Tried several
distros with no success. Was finally able to get it to work
*intermittently* with Windows 98 drivers under Ndiswrapper - XP
drivers would not work.

If you plan on using wireless lan, you'll need to read the fine print
very carefully to determine whether there is BSD support for the given

 Colin Brace

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