Re: laptop recommendations

<< In any case, if anybody uses a laptop with ubuntu and gnuradio, I’d
love
to know about it, because I need to buy a laptop for some testing.
Preferably something on the cheaper side, but not a 8 lbs brick. >> …
I have successfully run basic GNU Radio flowgraphs with full 32 MB/s USB
2.0 connectivity on a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 laptop. You can find
them for relatively cheap (around $599 USD) from places like Best Buy
when they’re on sale. They are not the fastest or best, but seem to do
ok. I cleaned off the pre-installed Microsoft Vista and installed
Ubunutu Feisty Fawn (7.04) without any problem. Everything worked
(including the built-in wireless network adapter) under Ubuntu with the
exception of the media card reader, but I didn’t spend too much time
looking for fixes. The ThinkPad T60 would be great, but if you’re
really strapped for money, this Toshiba laptop might suffice.


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John Stralka wrote:

Everything worked (including the built-in wireless network adapter)

Which reminds me: if you get a Dell laptop, do not get the Dell/Broadcom
wireless card, get the Intel wireless card. Easier to setup in linux.

Chris

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