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RE: Laptop Considerations
From: "Jaysen E. Sweeting" <jaysen () gdsnv net>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:32:33 -0500

I currently have the D800, the only complaint I have is with the WUXGA
15.4 screen. In order to uses the full screen u have to run at
19200X1200. this stretches the screen causing graphics designed for
800X600 or 1024X768 to look horrible and blocky. I have scoured DELL
support for a resolution but until graphics designers consider these
strange resolutions the problem is here to stay.

D800
1024 Dual Channel DDR
Pentium M 2.1 2MB cache
Nvidia GeForce FX Go5600 WUXGA
Bluetooth 
802.11 a,b,g
Gig Ethernet
Windows XP pro


-----Original Message-----
From: Munoz, Hector [mailto:hector.munoz () kerrymexico com mx] 
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:33 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations

 I have a precision M60, it comes with gigabit ethernet, wireless, nice
HDD
(40Gb), a huge screen and a Nvidia Quadro FX Go700 card the support
multiple
monitors. Currently having it working only with Windows XP SP2 and
running
MS Office 2003  smoothly. It has almost the same architecture than the
D600
so I believe it can run Linux without troubles.

My 2 cents...

-----Original Message-----
From: calvin maready [mailto:cc.cal () verizon net] 
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:36 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Laptop Considerations

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I have a dell xps laptop and it runs great, i have the uxga screen too,
not
sure which screen your goin for. the only thing i dont care about for
dell
is they only offered ATI cards and no nvidia's, but that might be
different
for the model your looking for. as for the wireless, i have a slot for
it
but i didn't buy their card cuz i didnt know if it'd be supported or
not, so
i've bought a dlink card seperate and have had no troubles. overall,
compatibility with drivers or hardware including acpi. btw im running
slackware. if ya have any other questions email me back personally if
you
want. goodluck.

On Saturday 11 December 2004 07:47 pm, David Bouchard wrote:
I am about to be purchasing a laptop and I was wanting the advice of 
the list.  I know this can be a very personal topic for some people, 
but I have to throw it out there anyway.

Here's my situation...I'm about to be attending a degree program in 
Information Assurance and Forensics.  I also have my own business 
doing a variety of things computer related.  At some point I would 
like to delve more heavily into vulnerability assesment, penetration 
testing, and possibly forensics.  I'm looking for a laptop that will 
be flexible enough to meet all these needs.

This is what my immediate plans for the laptop are:  for my business, 
I need to have some of the basic MS Office suite on it, as well as MS 
Publisher.  I plan on making it into a dual-boot machine with some 
flavor of linux.  I don't care to use a live linux CD because I want 
to be able to store logs, settings, and other data onto the drive, and

I hope to eventually use linux for everything except the MS stuff that

I have to use on occasion for my business.

Because of the variety of things I plan on doing, I want to get one 
that has a serial and a parallel port in addition to the USB that they

pretty much all come with now.  It would be nice to have at least one 
PCMCIA slot as well.  I plan to do some wireless network assessment, 
so it needs to be wireless capable, but for my purposes being able to 
attach an external antennae for extra range isn't that important.

What I'm looking at right now is the Dell Latitude D600.  I've 
supported and purchased a lot of Dell desktop computers and have been 
very happy with them and I have run Knoppix-STD on a Dell laptop and
everything ran well.
The D600 has the ports I'd like.

Any thoughts or recommendations?  Any capibilities that you think I've

missed?

Thanks,
David
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