Don't buy HP computers
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 12:45:41 UTC 2009
allen meyers wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 05:44 -0600, 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 F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
>> Linux User
>> #450462 http://counter.li.org.
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> Really sorry to hear about this as my experience with bith my HP
> notebook and desktop from a support perspective differs from yours and I
> have been with HP 10 years.
Well my problem is a laptop. The thrust of your company in Linux has
been with your work stations with Red Hat. I was not aware of this and
the HP people I worked with were not aware of this work it appears.
I doubt a driver CD for work stations will give me what I need.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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