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tlug: Notebook suggestions/warnings

Hi all;

I haven't posted here for a while - hisashiburi...

I'm in the market for notebook for 200,000~250,000yen that I plan
to configure with both W98 and Linux.

I'm considering either something like the Toshiba 2540 or 4050, or
possibly the Compaq 1919.  Does anybody have any feedback on these
systems, quality, problems etc, or other suggestions??; my main
concern is compatability with linux (display chips, the Compaq's
dvd drive) and the proprietary buttons (internet/sound??) on the

Thanks in advance,


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