ref: your 1st link..(I used your link, might have changed since that mouse-click)
--better with all the specs
They both have nvidia chips, which is well supported with drivers by nvidia for Linux
--Ubuntu & Mint both easily allow the installation of binary drivers from Nvidia
DrHu wrote:You could also take a look at some vendors offering pre-installed Linux on notebooks
of course vendors vary here as everywhere; emperorlinux happens to be a quality business
--and how long they have been in the Linux notebook business
http://www.emperorlinux.com/news/?year= ... =1031#1031
--that will give you an idea of the likelihood of some distribution's functionality..
rivenathos wrote:If you are looking for a basic laptop, you might consider checking out http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/ ... 6-1260291- to review the specs on an extremely budget-friendly laptop. It is US$299 for a laptop, not a Netbook. It comes with Ubuntu 8.10, which can easily be updated to Mint 7 x64. While not an advocate of Dell products, this may be worthy of consideration. There is also a thread about this unit over in the Ubuntu forum for those interested.
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