Laptop Recommendation

Smylers Smylers at
Mon Jan 23 20:56:00 GMT 2012

Nicholas Clark writes:

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 06:47:12PM +0000, Smylers wrote:
> > I'm not looking to change OSes right now though, and would rather
> > put up with the infelicities I'm used to rather than have a whole
> > bunch of unfamiliar ones inflicted on me.
> The cynic in me can't resist suggesting that if you just track current
> Ubuntu, you can get all of the pain of progress-free change, without
> actually needing to install someone else's OS.*

Yes, but it'll be gradual change, so the cost is amortized over multiple
tasks I'm actually trying to achieve rather than all at once. And I have
enough Linux experience that I'm able to combat some of the undesirable
changes, whereas with OS X I'd have to learn from scratch.

Though I think the Ubuntu inconveniences are generally restricted
specifically to the Unity desktop environment, not the underlying OS.
I've given LXDE a brief try, and may well switch to that soon.

> All the laptop hardware I've ever had experience of is no longer in
> production.

That's my trouble too. Laptop products don't seem to evolve gradually
like, say, car models, such that there's an obvious 'current model' of
one you like that you bought a few years ago.


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