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12-27-2007, 01:57 PM
I'm looking to buy a laptop which I will be running Ubuntu gutsy gibbon on. The laptop is essentially for school and a workshop for playing around with open source software. How's the compatibility between Ubuntu and most laptops? Any brands I should avoid? Any you would recomend? Thanks for any input.
12-27-2007, 02:13 PM
Did you look at Dell (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs)?
12-28-2007, 10:34 AM
Most laptops are pretty good now with Ubuntu, older models are usually better, as it gives time for drivers to mature a little, and problems to be solved. Nvidia video chipset will give you the least grief getting started. Best bet is to find a Laptop to buy then research any issues with it and Ubuntu before you buy it. The really popular Dells, usually have alot of support.
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12-30-2007, 06:12 AM
Make sure any potential laptop you get has a compatible wireless card and sound card. A little while ago I read about people having problems with hp pavilion laptops and ubuntu. Mostly due to no Intel HD audio driver support, or a unsupported wireless card. Driver support has gotten a lot better, and a lot easier to install in gutsy.
a community maintained list of supported wireless cards.
12-30-2007, 06:54 AM
I installed it on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop, everything works out of the box with Gutsy.
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