[nycbug-talk] OT: Laptop is dead - what am I going to do?

matt at atopia.net matt at atopia.net
Sat Oct 25 22:16:06 EDT 2008

I don't really want something so small I can't see the screen, though. Thin is nice. Light is nice. 8" screen would be too small. 

I have to use this laptop as my only computer so I need to make sure it doesn't make me go blind. 
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Can't beat a dell x300 for size n weight

And I run fbsd on her

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Many of you have responded off list with advice on how to fix my existing machine.  While I don't plan on throwing it out or giving up on it, I do really think it is time for a new laptop.  I have only 3 requirements - that it run freebsd, its light in weight but durable (I carry it everywhere), and it has incredibly long battery life. 

I don't use my laptop for anything that isn't business related. Most of the time I open up a few ssh sessions and a web browser and that's it.... So high power and high video card output, etc isn't so important. 

Any suggestions?  Is IBM still the way to go? 

Thanks all!
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