[TriLUG] Flat panel display opinions?

Andrew Perrin clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Tue Dec 10 13:12:09 EST 2002

It looks like this requires a special video card - is that right? Is it
worth the bother?


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Jeff Jackowski wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> >Greetings-
> >
> >I'm looking at buying a flat panel display to replace my aging Mag
> >Innovision 17" monitor. Probably 17". Any advice on what to buy? It'll be
> >used exclusively for linux (debian woody distribution)
> I *really* like my SGI 1600SW. For some bizzare reason, it was 
> discontinued in favor of another 17 inch LCD, but one with a lower 
> resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. I don't understand. Maybe more people 
> than just a few of my friends were complaining that the pixels are too 
> small at 110dpi, but I complain that 75dpi is too large.
> I imagine it should be possible to find a 1600SW, but I will not give up 
> mine. It is too wonderful for looking at lots of code, and video editing, 
> and web browsing, and . . .
> -- 
> Jeff Jackowski
>         http://ro.com/~jeffj/
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