Don't buy HP computers

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Tue Mar 31 12:30:05 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen 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
> My experience in installing Ubuntu / Fedora on HPs is no different
> than any other machine. What wifi chipset has the laptop?
    It is the Ateros and it works fine if you can turn it on. Windows 
turns it off when you turn off windows.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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