Re: Laptop Considerations

From: Steve Hall (tarkie_at_nildram.co.uk)
Date: 12/13/04

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    Todd Towles wrote:

    >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.
    >
    >
    >
    We use the 9100's with a 1920x1200 resolution with no issue using Win XP
    and Fedora Core 2.

    Most of the hardware build details were taken from this site which was
    Google'd and nothing to do with me.

    http://shinzui.org/space/Dell+Inspiron+9100+on+Linux

    >>-----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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