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    just got a new laptop

    it's a Toshiba Satellite A305
    http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/A300
    - an intel core 2 duo 1.83 GHz, with 200 gb hard disk, 2 gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 3470 and an Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless adapter. it costs around $800 (it's cheaper in the US but that's not the case here where I live) and I was curious to see others' opinion about the purchase (especially those who posses Toshiba notebooks). as far as I know, it should be supported by any major Linux distro without any hardware hiccups, probably I'll install Mandriva 2008.1 on it (dual boot with Vista), at least until Intrepid Ibex is released . thoughts, advices? thanks in advance
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    I recommend you to go with ubuntu from once. Its easier. Simpler. I would remove the virus as well. Mandriva is just horrible compared to ubuntu--or should I say gnome?
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by woli View Post
    I recommend you to go with ubuntu from once. Its easier. Simpler. I would remove the virus as well. Mandriva is just horrible compared to ubuntu--or should I say gnome?
    well, on my desktop I have a very positive experience with Mandriva. plus, being a convinced KDE user, I'd rather go with Mandriva's implementation than Kubuntu's
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    Well these 'are' the ubuntu forums. And I'll also say, Go with Ubuntu! That said, I'm highly biased...But it doesn't matter! Go with ubuntu anyway! >.>
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by karellen View Post
    it's a Toshiba Satellite A305
    http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/A300
    - an intel core 2 duo 1.83 MHz, with 200 gb hard disk, 2 gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 3470 and an Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless adapter. it costs around $800 (it's cheaper in the US but that's not the case here where I live) and I was curious to see others' opinion about the purchase (especially those who posses Toshiba notebooks). as far as I know, it should be supported by any major Linux distro without any hardware hiccups, probably I'll install Mandriva 2008.1 on it (dual boot with Vista), at least until Intrepid Ibex is released . thoughts, advices? thanks in advance
    Congratulations on your new laptop. I don't have personal experience with Toshiba's, but it looks like it will work well.

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    Re: just got a new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by karellen View Post
    it's a Toshiba Satellite A305
    http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/A300
    - an intel core 2 duo 1.83 MHz,
    I'm guessing you meant Ghz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratmandall View Post
    I'm guessing you meant Ghz
    of course
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    Congratulations on your new laptop. I don't have personal experience with Toshiba's, but it looks like it will work well.
    thanks, all I want is to be reliable and Linux friendly
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by karellen View Post
    it's a Toshiba Satellite A305
    http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satellite/A300
    - an intel core 2 duo 1.83 GHz, with 200 gb hard disk, 2 gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 3470 and an Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless adapter. it costs around $800 (it's cheaper in the US but that's not the case here where I live) and I was curious to see others' opinion about the purchase (especially those who posses Toshiba notebooks). as far as I know, it should be supported by any major Linux distro without any hardware hiccups, probably I'll install Mandriva 2008.1 on it (dual boot with Vista), at least until Intrepid Ibex is released . thoughts, advices? thanks in advance
    Good one mate! i got the same wireless card working out of the box in hardy using iwl3945 module!
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    Re: just got a new laptop

    You definately want to go with Ubuntu or Kubuntu if you are really hooked on kde.

    1) Debian base systems are better than Red Hat based systems
    2) There 100 times more support for Ubuntu

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