[nSLUG] List of laptops known to support Linux?

Stephen Yorke syorke at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 21:17:31 AST 2013


Dell makes an XPS 13which is a fully supported Ubuntu 13 laptop running
the open stack devtools and others. Dell came out with
this 'development' laptop. Specs are quite impressive for the lap top
to.

Sent from my Samsung Ativ S running WP8 From: Frank Geitzler
Sent: 2013-12-08 5:44 PM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] List of laptops known to support Linux?

On Sun, 2013-12-08 at 17:15 -0400, Vlado Keselj wrote:
> I would be very interested in that too.  My only advice based on
> experience is: stay away from HP.
>
> Regards,
> Vlado
>
>
> On Sun, 8 Dec 2013, Mike Spencer wrote:
>
> >
> > Does anybody maintain a list of laptop models known to work well with
> > recent versions of Linux?  Or anything resembling that?
> >
> > I can't think of any unique key words to hand to Google, don't want to
> > see everything that's ever been written about "Linux" & "laptop".
> >
> > And I don't want to buy a used laptop that turns out to need hours of
> > searching for video or datacom chipset drivers, possible download of
> > newer distro, hardcore tweaking etc.
> >
Mike, if you have the opportunity to purchase a used laptop, the vendor
might be willing to let you try a LIVE CD or DVD for whichever distro
you would like to install.  Many of the Linux magazines publish LIVE
DVDs every few months, and some even have a number of distros on the
same DVD.  I mention the published DVDs simply because they normally
publish a reassurance to the user that they will not modify their
system, whereas a vendor unfamiliar with LINUX might not be willing to
trust a downloaded live system.
I have a number of recent DVD releases from several magazines.   Which
distro are you planning to use?
Frank Geitzler
> >
> > - Mike
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