[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?
barry.titterton at mail.adsl4less.com
Sun Jan 16 18:05:51 UTC 2011
On Sun, 2011-01-16 at 17:39 +0000, George Tripp wrote:
> Up to now I've put Ubuntu on ancient PCs I already had. Currently I'm thinking
> about getting a laptop but don't want to spend my hard earned cash find I've
> bought something that can't run the operating system I wish to.
> Looked at a couple of companies which will sell machines without any op system.
> Pcspecialists: apparently there's a problem that the touchhpad doesn't work with
> Novatech: don't know if their hardware is compatible with ubuntu or not
> Looked round PC World a few machines there look reasonable spec/price but don't
> appear on the Ubuntu-certified hardware list.
> What do other people do? Any advice?
I have a Lenovo G550 which I bought pre-installed (64bit version) from
the Linux Emporium in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. They are very
friendly and helpful. The machine itself has worked flawlessly for the
last 13 months.
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