[ubuntu-uk] Buying a computer suitable for Ubuntu
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Tue Aug 23 14:01:33 UTC 2011
On 23/08/11 11:12, David Jones wrote:
> The website mentioned is probably http://nakedcomputers.org/
Both pcspecialist and Novatech each have an active Linux forum in their
forums area, and they will supply barebones. There's usually someone
(often a staff member) who will know what hardware is OK and what is
not. However, a pcspecialist staff member told me that they will get in
a batch of laptops and they will be fine. The next batch of the
identical model will suddenly have moved over to an unsupported chipset
for wifi or something else. This is one reason laptops for Ubuntu are
not easy to source.
Remember I mentioned Cougar-Extreme? Patrick is a Linux friendly person
on their staff. He is willing to source two makes of barebones
laptop/netbook. Might be worth a phone-call? He is also willing to
install Ubuntu to order on desktops, but will make a charge to cover
labour. Might be worth asking if he could do the same for a laptop. I
didn't ask that question.
Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.
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