*Nix'es and Laptops

Re laptops/notebooks/..: which can be used for *Nix'es and which cannot; and why not?

I am considering several: Asus eee pc 1201N, or other Asus eee pc's, or several that use
the Intel N270 processor: http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=41411,36331,35641,

I solicit your considered thoughts.
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  1. ..any of them can use Linux/Unix, provided you have drivers and a means to install the OS.
  2. frozenlead said:
    ..any of them can use Linux/Unix, provided you have drivers and a means to install the OS.

    what do you mean by "means to install the os"? what would not constitute "means"?

    what can be said about 64-bit *Nix'es versus 32-bit versions?

    aslo, let me add that i want to use the laptop to practice programming -- C++, Java, scripting-- so the laptop will need to support emacs, lint and other ancillaries, and -- preferably, not required -- a compiler.

    Now, what laptops are candidates?
  3. I think he just means some way to get the o/s actually loaded, ie cddrive, usb thumbdrive (providing you can boot from usb) etc.

    As far as which laptop well, any really just depends how much performance you need.
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