Ubuntu laptops?

Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Wed Oct 1 16:12:23 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 01 October 2008 6:56:13 am 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.

It is too bad it doesn't come with Linux, as this way you get to pay M$ a fee 
and allow M$ to claim an additional vista sale.  That was actually one of the 
reasons that I bought a pre-installed Ubuntu laptop from Dell!  However, so 
far I have not seen a Gateway laptop which doesn't run when you upgrade to 
Linux.  One that is very nice with Ubuntu is the T-1628 another pastor has.  
He dumped vista off of it after a month of fighting with it to connect with 
his printer.  It also dropped out in wireless every few minutes.  None of 
that happened with Kubuntu which is what most of the installs around here 

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

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