I'm looking to buy a laptop -- a really nice piece of hardware -- without paying extra for Microsoft bells and whistles. Do you have any recommendations for good Linux laptops?
I just went through a similar shopping process for a laptop. I talked to these folks at Comdex: www.linuxcertified.com. They have Linux laptops, though I haven't used them. You might also want to talk to your local Computer Renaissance or similar store.
The thing is, though, that since Linux isn't as much of a resource hog as Windows, you won't really need big iron to get good results. I just got a new laptop to run Linux on from www.half.com for under $400, and then just picked up Redhat 9 for $12 bundled with a Linux magazine at a bookstore. The laptop has 256 MB RAM and a decent processor, and 12 GB hard disk space. OpenOffice.org runs nice and fast on it, and as mentioned in another Q&A, installation and setup for Redhat 9 were really slick.
Dig Deeper on Enterprise applications for Linux
Related Q&A from Solveig Haugland
Our expert tells you how to use search to find strings in OpenOffice.org's Calc.continue reading
An office suite expert describes how to use ODBC with OpenOffice 2.0.continue reading
An office suite expert describes where to find information on OpenOffice 2.0's use in the enterprise worldwide.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.