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Glenn Ervin glennervin at cableone.net
Thu Nov 28 09:52:50 EST 2002

I would not purchase a laptop without putting my hands on it, as I have
found many laptops to have a good feel to them, i.e., the layout of the
keys, and the other various buttons.  Also, I have seen some laptops that
can be operated with the lid down, and I have seen some that do not.  I
prefer to use a laptop sometimes with a standard keyboard, and if the lid is
closed, you can strap the keyboard to the top.
Also, as far as the floppy disk, most people have an external floppy drive.
I'll bet that if it was a one time thing, like loading an authorization key,
you could take your laptop into a computer store and they would hook one up
and let you install the authorization key.
Well, that is my thoughts, for whatever it is worth.
Good luck finding what you want.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Turnage" <patrickt at tampabay.rr.com>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 8:20 PM
Subject: (no subject)

My mom wanted me to do some shopping for notebooks for christmas. I have a
hint that when I get home on december 20, she's going to ask me the best
deal I found. She said no more than 1000 dollars.
I have found the toshiba 1115-S103 from Bestbuy for 1099 with a 200 dollar
The specifications look fine to me, except. It does not have a serial port
or floppy disk drive.
1. How can I install jaws on a computer with no floppy disk drive? What are
people doing to boot the system? Aside from bootible cdrom.
2. What would be the best way to have serial devices accessable to the
system? I may want to install Linux so having the serial port workable with
speakup is what I want. That is the only thing I use the serial port for..
My mom has placed a few requirements on me, like the machine has to be
pickupable from a store.. So I'm at the murcy of their pricing...
Thanks for the suggestions.

Patrick Turnage
E-mail: pturnage at tampabay.rr.com
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