[kde-linux] New laptop suggestions

Kevin Kempter kevink at consistentstate.com
Sat Nov 21 06:12:34 UTC 2009

On Friday 20 November 2009 22:08:19 Dale wrote:
> Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > I need to get a new laptop as my old one is having problems.  I know that
> > most of the current crop of laptops are made for Winblows and lack good
> > hardware support, everything being done through software now.
> >
> > What recommendations do you people have for laptops that will run on
> > linux with minimal problems?
> I saw on Gentoo users list where Dell was recommended.  If you plan to
> buy a new one, tell them you will be using Linux and everything has to
> be hardware based.  I seem to recall that at one time, Dell sold systems
> with Linux on it already.  Those were mostly servers and it has been a
> while so they may not now.
> I would find out what kind of hardware it has and just Google for the
> drivers and see if they are available.  There are several sites that
> list what is supported.
> Dale
> :-)  :-)
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yes, Dell still sells laptops with ubuntu pre-loaded. Dell will support Linux 
on all of their laptops - they claim they're Red Hat Certified. I have an M6400 
Covet, had a few issues told 'em I was running Linux and surprisingly they 
gave me the HW support I needed and never gave me greif about Linux.

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