Comsumer assistance...

scott voodoo098 at
Thu Nov 8 09:37:32 EST 2001

Richard Hubbard wrote:

>I am currently in the market for a laptop that needs to meet the following
>1. cheap
>2. reliable
>3. runs linux (see item 1)(x-window) quickly
>Because of item 3, my guess is that a pentium of the 233 class should be
>adequate (i saw that p75 doing great as long as there it was a text display,
>but as soon as the x-window system loaded, it died..)
>I'm currently looking at e-bay and I really need to know, are there any
>brands to avoid?  I have run linux on Dell's before, so I know those work.
>Also, as far as basic software is concerned, I'm probably going to be
>running StarOffice (This will be used for business, so I will need to
>interoperate with M$ Office, otherwise K Office looks great!)  The other
>question I have is ... Is there a QuickBooks Style Small business accounting
>software package out there for Linux? (yes, If I am pushed, I can write one,
>but right now I'm lazy.  If I can't find one, then I know what my next
>project is!)
>Thanks for your help!
>Richard Hubbard
>CLP, CLI, A+, Net+, I-Net+, LCP, LCI
>phone : 716-553-5048
>Heisenberg may have slept here...
Dell has a auction site
I bought a desktop there and it came with a 10 month warranty. The cd 
rom went bad after a  couple months and dell replaced it next day. I was 
impressed with the customer service. Good luck.

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