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ascari_2

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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2007, 09:43:38 PM »
newly converted linux user here and i have to say that i love love LOVE my new os. it's just a shame that for the most part, law schools do not offer support for us linux users. the thorn in my side will have to  be figuring out how to tap into my schools ultra-secured WPA2 network- if ANYONE has figured that out, please HELP- i've been banging my head against a wall for WEEKS trying to get this thing to work. anyway, i plan on using openoffice for most of my notetaking and other word processing duties, firefox for internet browing, gaim for i-m, and thunderbird for my mail. other than that, there isn't much i need for law school.

oh, and i'm a linux user not to be cool but because one, i got sick of micro$oft, and two, i wanted to try something out of the norm. plus, it's great having all of this free software at my disposal that micro$oft tends to charge an arm and a leg for.

I have OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Gaim, and Firefox on my Micro$$$oft computer and didn't pay for any of them. Glad to hear you're enjoying your new computer by banging your head against the wall. I don't enjoy my PC that much, just use it normally...without any problems. Have fun hating Microsoft.

lawchick09

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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2007, 01:07:08 PM »
one, i will.

and two, dude get over yourself. heaven forbid anyone hates micro$oft.

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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2007, 11:11:15 AM »
I just found this:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/25/medison-celebrity-150-of-linux-laptop-for-the-people/

Looks pretty sweet, and only $150

The IKEA of laptops :). I wonder if assembly is required.

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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2007, 04:05:59 PM »
Maybe I need to read the fine print but I have never seen a new, decent laptop that price.

If you are only using it for law school stuff, and don't need windows, I see no reason why this wouldn't be perfectly adequate.


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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2007, 10:57:03 PM »
Hey this laptop I posted is most likely fake:

http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/25/1519256&from=rss

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Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2007, 11:33:56 PM »
ubuntu rules!!!

http://florchakh.com/2007/08/15/ubuntu-girl-spread-the-linux-with-a-chick.html

not even remotely safe for work (or chick approved...)