Don't buy HP computers

Raquel raquel at
Tue Mar 31 13:47:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 05:44:34 -0600
"Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at> 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

Ubuntu 8.10 works quite well on my brand new HP laptop.  However, I
had to spend the time in research and figuring out why it didn't work
in the beginning.  You have to be willing to do that too, but that
doesn't seem to be the case.

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question
mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

  --Bertrand Russell

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