Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on March 10, 2004 09:42 PM
For circumstances where someone cannot afford a $1500+ price tag for a new Linux laptop, there is an incredible market for off-lease and 2nd-hand laptops out there. http://www.retrobox.com/ and http://www.used-pcs.com/ are two places I can immediately think of where you can get a fine Linux (and BSD) compatible laptop for a few hundred dollars. As these laptops are 2nd-hand (and thanks to the Windows OEM license agreements), they come without any OS installed and no "Windows tax". I've purchased equiptement from both of the vendors I listed and they are absoultely fantastic for buying laptop equiptment.