Linux laptops, revisited (can any sleep like my PowerBook does?)

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Fri Jan 18 16:47:52 MST 2008

Steve wrote:
> not to mention your macbook can run linux :)

Well seeing as the MacBook is currently sitting at about $250 more
dollars than the equivalent T61 14" (there's a sweet deal on right now),
 I highly doubt I would ever buy a MacBook and run Linux on it.  If I
buy a MacBook, it will be OS X.

> On Jan 18, 2008 4:42 PM, Jason Hall <jayce at> wrote:
>> On Jan 18, 2008 4:18 PM, Michael L Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
>>> What are my chances?  Should I just abandon the idea of a Linux laptop
>>> and buy a MacBook?
>> Things have gotten much better for linux and *some* laptops in the last few
>> years, so you would have some fun with it working.  But if you are already
>> using a mac, well, why not stay with a mac?  Very nice, and you've likely
>> gotten all the tools you care about in linux over to your mac (I know that's
>> what I do).
>> --
>> Jayce^
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Michael Torrie
Assistant CSR, System Administrator
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

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