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Looking for new laptop recommendations

Just like the title says!

Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

Postby partygirl » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:09 am

My husband has an office-issued Dell and it gets so hot it will melt the plastic covering on a 3-ring binder. It's pretty old at this point, though.
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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

Postby The Batman » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am

The best place for Mint-specific tutorials is Mint's site. The first time you boot, you'll see a Welcome screen. It has links to all the Mint support options. If you can't find what you need there, you can probably find something on debian.org or ubuntu.com. Mint is downstream from both of those distributions and most of the under-the-hood stuff works the similarly.

I don't know much of anything about advanced power settings. My laptop battery has always been fairly worthless in Linux and Windows, so the laptop is always plugged in. The usual advice for extending battery life is to use a lightweight desktop environment, but I'd test the life with the default desktops before going that route.
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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

Postby 420Writer » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:43 am

I broke my last laptop on a trip... Dropped it off the steps from the plane.. *DOH*!

I spent all my "extra" money on that trip... so I was BROKE!
I got a new Compaq for just over $300. I totally love the thing.

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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

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Re: Looking for new laptop recommendations

Postby The Batman » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:24 am

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