Laptop Recommendation

Christopher Jones c.jones at
Tue Jan 24 13:55:48 GMT 2012

On 24 Jan 2012, at 13:17, Chris Carline wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Smylers <Smylers at> wrote:
>> Hello. Anybody like to recommend a laptop?
>> With a MacBook Air it looks like I'd have to get the 13.3" model to  
>> get
>> an SD card slot (which might be either be a bit bigger than I want  
>> for
>> convenient packing or useful extra screen pixels for the same  
>> weight as
>> the competition). Anybody run Linux on one and able to report on the
>> touchpad?
> The best laptop hardware (hitting a sweet spot in terms of price,
> performance and build quality) is made by Apple. Unfortunately, whilst
> it's do-able, I do not recommend installing a non Apple OS on such
> hardware as whilst it's possible, it is a decidedly non-optimal
> solution that would place you amongst the Opus Dei of geeks.

Surprises me that you say that, as I thought running Windows 7 on  
BootCamp was straightforward enough. And there has been an Ubuntu  
build specific for Intel Macs since they first came on the scene.


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