1. Hardware must be 100% linux compatible. (incl WiFi) Linux will be my parmary OS.
2. Atleast 2GB memory that is upgradable to 4GB (i run 1 or 2 virtual machines)
3. CPU is not important but atleast the low end dual core, I don't want a Celeron.
4. Good reliable laptop with no overheat issues etc as it will probably be used all day.
5. Good warranty that is extendable to 3 yr or more. (No i don't want to send my laptop away for 3 weeks and have to keep checking its status when its in for repair if something goes wrong)
6. Windows Vista home premium or higher license as also do some MS development. (Is that what is needed minimum for installing sql 2005/2008 developer and vs2005/2008 pro?)
Budget: around $1500
What brands other than Dell offer linux compatibility?
Currently I am leaning towards:
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5750 (2.0 GHz/ 667MHz FSB/ 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
2GB 667MHz dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM Shared with Graphics
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
15.4" Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display with TrueLife™
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