Don't buy HP computers

Denis Haskin denis at
Tue Mar 31 12:02:56 UTC 2009

That's a pretty strong statement.  Unless you specifically bought a 
laptop from them with Ubuntu and your support contract said they would 
support Ubuntu on it, I'm not sure why you would have expected any other 
outcome than you got.


Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>     I have a Presidio CQ50 laptop from HP. I did the necessary moving of 
> partitions around so I could load Ubuntu. I have 8.11 and 9.04Beta 
> installed and running quite well. A problem occurred that kept WiFi from 
> working. The problem is that the wifi hardware is turned off by Vista 
> when you stop it.
>     Contacted HP both by email and on a live chat devise. Both ended 
> with statements that Linux has not been tested on this computer and is 
> therefore not approved by HP.
>     What they were saying is the computer they find the information from 
> has nothing in it about Linux. There is no Linux drivers available.
>     So don't buy HP laptops if you want to use Ubuntu.
> Karl
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