RE: Laptop Considerations

From: Jim Bastos (jbastos_at_corsec.com)
Date: 12/13/04

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    Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 13:22:48 -0500
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    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.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Todd Towles [mailto:toddtowles@brookshires.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:42 PM
    To: Jaysen E. Sweeting; Munoz, Hector; pen-test@securityfocus.com
    Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations

    I agree don't go with the Wide Aspect..it 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 [mailto:jaysen@gdsnv.net]
    > Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:33 AM
    > To: Munoz, Hector; pen-test@securityfocus.com
    > 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
    > Windows XP pro
    >
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Munoz, Hector [mailto:hector.munoz@kerrymexico.com.mx]
    > Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:33 AM
    > To: pen-test@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: RE: Laptop Considerations
    >
    > I have a precision M60, it comes with gigabit ethernet,
    > wireless, nice
    > HDD
    > (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 [mailto:cc.cal@verizon.net]
    > Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:36 PM
    > To: pen-test@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: Re: Laptop Considerations
    >
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    > 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
    > > 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?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > David
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