I am about ready to purchase a Compaq Presario 906US Notebook which is
on special right now at CompUSA (in Rochester NY). It sells for $850
after rebates. Has 256 MB RAM, 20GB HD, 1.33GHz Processor (AMD), 14.1
in display, 8X DVD/CD-RW combo drive, and ships with MS Windows XP Home
Edition. Looks pretty good to me if Mom can't get used to it, and I put
it to use with Red Hat Linux 8.0. I think I rembember that RHL required
about 4GB to install. There will be plenty of room for WeBWorK 1.8,
especially since I don't plan to do any 'precreates'.
Plans are to buy it today or tomorrow unless one of you WeBWorKers
sends me negative feedback about this choice of Notebook computer.
I was tempted to consider a Mac laptop with OS X (10.2), but I'm still
on a learning curve for WeBWorK and Red Hat Linux. The extra learning
for OS X (and the whole world of Apple) would probably be overwhelming
for me. Maybe next year.
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