[nSLUG] List of laptops known to support Linux?

Stevan Hulan stevan.hulan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 10:15:08 AST 2013

That's how I think most of us learn linux.
It's half frustration with Window$ and half open source faith.
Bundle that with hardware that works under window$ for three months then
And you have the perfect learning environment for going stable with linux.

Install hell is the first step to learning anything!


On 13 December 2013 03:27, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:

> Thanks all for the various opinions and pointers.  I'll be reading
> over them as I pursue the replacement-laptop project.
> Presently I'm trying, off and on, to get a borrowed netbook to run
> Slackware.  The install was awkward and didn't work as expected,
> albeit with eventual success.  But neither ethernet nor wireless
> worked.  I spent a lot of time trying various driver packages and
> looking for information before, finally, finding someone who'd worked
> on writing the appropriate drivers, could name the relevant chip sets
> and let me know that there were no stand-alone drivers for it.  To
> make it work I have to get a newer release of Slackware with newer
> kernel than the most recent I have and begin the installation again.
> I may get there yet.  In the mean time I'm keeping my eye out for an
> inexpensive laptop.  But I'd really like to avoid the kind of hassle
> described above.
> Tnx,
> - Mike
> --
> Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~.
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> mspencer at tallships.ca                                     /( )\
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