[lug] linux laptop search

Maxwell Spangler maxlists at maxwellspangler.com
Wed Sep 18 15:55:11 MDT 2013

On Wed, 2013-09-18 at 09:07 -0600, Michael J. Hammel wrote: 

> One of things the thieves took this month was an old but very reliable
> Acer Aspire 1691WLMi laptop.  I've had that thing about 8 years and was
> considering replacing it but kept putting it off because it actually
> worked just fine and I'm too lazy to deal with the new UEFI/Secure Boot
> nonsense.  But now I have to deal with it.  

I used an HP 8560P EliteBook for the last year or so that was UEFI but
probably operating in a Legacy/Compatability mode.  I didn't even know
it was UEFI until I went looking.

Everything just worked out of the box and it was a surprisingly
comfortable system to work on.  A little more expensive than the cheap,
plastic consumer notebooks out there and similar to the ThinkPad line
from Lenovo.

I wouldn't be so afraid of UEFI and if you intend to keep your laptop
for a while, you might want something with a UEFI foundation instead of
a BIOS foundation.

Maxwell Spangler
Linux System Administration / Virtualization / Development / Computing
Photography / Graphics Design / Writing
Fort Collins, Colorado
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