[ubuntu-uk] Buying a computer suitable for Ubuntu

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
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.

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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