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                          RE: Laptop Considerations


From: Jim Bastos (
Date: 12/13/04

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:22:48 −0500
To: <pen−>

Just be wary of the Intel TrueMobile cards that come with Dells. As of
this summer, I believe that drivers for Linux did not exist. If that is
the case, you could always go for an external card, but it wouldn't hurt
to look into that.

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From: Todd Towles []
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:42 PM
To: Jaysen E. Sweeting; Munoz, Hector; pen−
Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations

I agree don't go with the Wide 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.

> −−−−−Original Message−−−−−
> From: Jaysen E. Sweeting []
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:33 AM
> To: Munoz, Hector; pen−
> 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

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> Windows XP pro
> −−−−−Original Message−−−−−
> From: Munoz, Hector []
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:33 AM
> To: pen−
> Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations
> I have a precision M60, it comes with gigabit ethernet,
> wireless, nice
> (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 []
> Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:36 PM
> To: pen−
> Subject: Re: Laptop Considerations
> Hash: SHA1
> 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

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> > 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?

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> > Thanks,
> > David
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