[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

Barry Titterton 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 
> ubuntu
> 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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