[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 08:46:52 UTC 2011

On 16/01/2011 17:39, 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've had two Toshiba Satellite laptops in sequence, the current one 
being about two years old now, and both ran Ubuntu flawlessly. (Neither 
had a built in webcam though...)

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