recommendations for laptop and desktop

Rick Macklem rmacklem at
Wed Jul 13 18:59:03 UTC 2011

Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2011 7:31 AM, "Zoran Kolic" <zkolic at> wrote:
> >
> > > There is this list for laptops:
> > >
> >
> > Been there. Seen that. Obsolete.
> > My very idea would be to have recent models in some kind
> > of wiki. I believe that at least hundred guys on the list
> > could post quality articles on the subject regarding lap-
> > tops they regurarly use.
> >
> > > See the recent thread on the freebsd-mobile list with subject
> > > "Laptop
> recommendations?"
> >
> > Mostly older stuff recommended. Hard to find or I dislike
> > what I see on the review for particular model.
> > Thank you for answering my question.
> >
> >                              Zoran
> I agree that a wiki would be ideal, but it would require active
> management.
> That's the real issue.
> It's also the reason would not be practical. I might
> be
> able to admin such a wiki, but I have no place to put it. But I'm
> retired,
> so I should have time.
I recently installed Fedora15 and I thought it had a fairly clever
idea in it. At the end of the install (so presumably it had worked for
the hardware), it asked you if you wanted to email your hardware config
to them.

Something that just captured such emails and put them in a list (especially
if could catch duplicates) for people to look at might be nice. The list
would get long (and not really indicate how well the hardware worked), but
at least it would be up-to-date and not require manual maintenance.

I'm not volunteering to do this;-) although I'm retired too, but it might
be a useful thing to have? rick

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