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Re: Laptop Considerations
From: Steve Hall <tarkie () nildram co uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:40:42 +0000

Todd Towles wrote:

I agree don't go with the Wide Aspect..it will only cause you Internet
form problems and nothing is designed to work with it yet. I have worked
with many of the 8500 I believe that use Wide UXGA..didn't like it at
all..and ended up turning it off.

We use the 9100's with a 1920x1200 resolution with no issue using Win XP and Fedora Core 2.

Most of the hardware build details were taken from this site which was Google'd and nothing to do with me.

http://shinzui.org/space/Dell+Inspiron+9100+on+Linux





-----Original Message-----
From: Jaysen E. Sweeting [mailto:jaysen () gdsnv net] Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:33 AM
To: Munoz, Hector; pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations

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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