[ubuntu-us-mi] new laptop
Jay R. Wren
jrwren at xmtp.net
Mon Oct 24 20:29:28 UTC 2011
This is why I recommend system76. They only sell hardware that is Ubuntu compatible and it ships with all the correct drivers installed. If you reinstall Linux you can point to their apt repo and easily get the drivers again.
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On Oct 24, 2011, at 4:10 PM, Gabe Pavlica <gabe.pavlica at gmail.com> wrote:
> Make sure it doesn't have a Broadcom wireless card. They are a pain to install.
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> On Oct 24, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Julia Christianson <julia at nscjc.net> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> My 7-year-old laptop is about to bite the dust, I'm faced with buying a new one, and I haven't kept up with hardware developments, so I have to ask, what should I be concerned about?
>> I'm in rural southwest Michigan, hoping to buy from a small local shop, or barring that, mail order. Don't want to spend a lot. Looking at Acer or Toshiba. Have been running Kubuntu for several years, but thinking about checking out Ubuntu this time. Would greatly appreciate any warnings or recommendations.
>> -- Julia
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