[ubuntu-uk] SOT - Pre-installed Linux machine vendors
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 13 20:35:45 UTC 2012
On 13 October 2012 18:00, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking at the inevitable replacement of my 4 year old Toshiba Satellite
> laptop in the near future and am looking at purchasing a laptop
> I'm having grave difficulties finding any vendors in the UK other than Linux
> Emporium - are there any others?
I am running Ubuntu 12.10 Beta on a PC Specialist Genesis IV  (with a core i5
processor and onboard graphics) with only a few minor problems. It is
not available with Ubuntu pre-installed but is available with no OS.
There is a problem with the screen brightness function keys  but
there is a workaround and a fix has been released.
The only other problem I have had is with the SD card reader  but
again the workaround works.
It is based on a Clevo laptop and reports itself as a
W240EU/W250EUQ/W270EUQ. I believe that the System76 machines are also
based on Clevo units.
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