Ubuntu laptops?

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Wed Oct 1 14:05:51 UTC 2008

Bill Walton wrote:
> There's a great sale on Gateway's with 17" monitors going on today at Fry's but, of course, it comes configured with Vista.  Whatever make I buy I intend to install Ubuntu on it.  I assume some makes are easier to get up and running than others.  Any experience / advice on how to assess is much appreciated.  
> TIA,
> Bill

IIRC, all Gateway laptop are just rebranded Samsung's.  As all the 
Samsung notebooks I"ve used have installed linux without a lot of 
trouble.  I think wireless was the biggest bugger, which is still the 
case, but it's getting better.

I would think ubuntu would work on it just fine.

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