[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 14:06:50 UTC 2011

On 24 January 2011 08:46, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...)

I'm on a Toshiba Satellite approaching it's 4th birthday, and I love
it as much as the day I got it :)

4 years ago things were more fiddly to get running, but everything
works out of the box nowadays. Except the internal card reader... the
TI drivers for it seem incredibly buggy :(

I'd imagine newer models are completely different hardware though.


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