[ubuntu-uk] Buying a computer suitable for Ubuntu

scoundrel50a scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 09:48:54 UTC 2011

On 23/08/11 10:19, jakewc2 wrote:
> I have made some mistakes int he last computer I bought, I spoke to 
> Acer yesterday, and found out that its highly probably, they wont be 
> updating the graphics card, and they have no intentions to support 
> Linux at all, just Windows...which is a little bit on the tunnel 
> vision side, but hey, its their choice......I told him I had bought an 
> Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite on it, and he said yep, that 
> didnt last very long, which is why we wont be doing Linux..........and 
> it working with Ubuntu 11.04 a fluke he says.....but its a tiny 
> netbook, hard on the hands and eyes
> A couple of months ago, somebody started a thread, and it turned into 
> a few posts where urls were given to companies which sold either bare 
> bones pc's or pc with Linux of some form or other on them......this 
> problem of the back light doesnt look like as if its going to get 
> fixed for this laptop, so I need a laptop that is going to take 
> installing 11.04 and above......
> I dont have a  lot of money, so could somebody point me in the 
> direction of a good barebones computer that I can install 11.04 on 
> with few problems and can take any of the new updates in the 
> future........I dont want to make that mistake again, and waste all 
> that money.......that I dont have........I dont do games or huge lots 
> of graphics, so it is just a pc or pc or laptop that works with 11.04 
> in a fast enough way.....that doesnt take hours to load a page....
> Thank You
> John

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