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    Linux Laptops

    Anybody know of a good place to buy laptops that play well with Linux? I've seen a few places, but I don't know how good they are.

    I have a Acer with windows and the thing is a complete piece of junk (but of course it only cost 700 bucks!).
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    lab....tops......?

    Do they sit on top of your lab? I think you meant 'laptop'...those things that sit on your lap.

    Try this site out.

    http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux_laptops.html

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    Any Thinkpad from Lenovo would be fine as well. They have great Linux support besides the ATI drivers.

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    I think you meant 'laptop'...those things that sit on your lap.
    Yes, thats obvious. It was a typo.

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    Lenovo/IBM is probably the best big company to buy a Linux-friendly laptop from.

    If you want to try taking a chance on a smaller company though try System 76. They sell laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled.

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    You know it wasn't a mere typo. You made it in the title and in the thread. My teacher taught me to "Embrace your stupidity" Oddly enough, he also offered the advice to "Never eat a turd sandwich"

    He was one crazy teacher.

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    You know it wasn't a mere typo. You made it in the title and in the thread.
    It was a typo, I knew the word wasn't "labtop". I make such mistakes all the time, both spelling and grammatical. But you are free to think whatever you wish.

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    Oh come on man, don't take it personally. I'm just messin with ya. Typos are a fact of life. And even I, perfect though I be, have made typos.

    .....heh heh heh...

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    Dell will also be offering Linux laptops soon. I haven't heard the price or which distro yet, though.

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    Dell will also be offering Linux laptops soon.
    Yeah I heard that, but I don't know how long I can wait. My laptop is developing a nice inch thick vertical line through the screen, not to mention its otherwise a piece of junk.

    Maybe I'll try lenovo.

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    http://system76.com/

    http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-laptop-lctp60.html

    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/dell.html

    I run an Dell Inspiron 630m (no longer for sale). I have three hardware issues under Ubuntu. 1) I have to tweak the display post install to get optimal resolution. 2) My built in card reader won't work until the next release with a newer kernel. 3) I've never gotten my modem to work and have no idea what kind of effort it would take. I never use my modem.


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