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#1 Hektor

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 04:59 PM

Which brand/maker of laptops should I purchase in order for Linux to run well on?

Doesn't Dell sell laptops with Linux pre-installed?
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:01 PM

I know Dell is putting Ubuntu on their computers and not sure if it is for lap tops as well.

I would imagine any distro you run on your home machine should work good for a laptop.

I do not have a lap top so I really can not say for sure.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 12:35 PM

If you are planning on buying a Dell check here for a list of models that have had Linux installed on successfully: http://www.linux-laptop.net/dell.html
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:16 AM

Hm, Linux on laptop should be a great combination. And thanks for the link jordan. I think I will get a replacement for my current laptop!
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#5 TcM

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:04 AM

Well if Linux runs on all PC's fine why shouldn't it run on laptops fine?
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:50 PM

I've tried it on old and new laptops, and am always pleasently surprised by how much of the hardware is already supported.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:20 AM

Dell do sell Linux pre-installed laptops. I think that every laptop could run Linux very well if it meets the minimal requirements for that distro.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:46 AM

I thought Linux was going well on any laptop, some even come with Linux pre-installed.
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:25 AM

Most of the new laptop I'm seeing on the market runs in Linux. So I tend to have an impression that Linux works best on laptops. I have an old laptop that still runs in windows though. Maybe I'll try installing Linux on it.
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#10 v0id

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:40 AM

Really? Here in Denmark does almost no laptops ship with pre-installed Linux. IBM, IIRC, did run a campaign for a year with pre-installed Linux machines, but after the year was only about 100 computers with the Linux sold, so they dropped the campaign again.
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