Ubuntu Laptop System
Mark C. Miller
mr.mcmiller at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 16:33:18 UTC 2010
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:12:42 -0600, John Graddy wrote:
> I have finally committed to buying a notebook computer. My criteria is
> that the system MUST run Ubuntu "out of the box". I prefer Ubuntu 9.10,
> but would settle for 9.04. It must also run Windows (temporarily). I
> will want to delete Windows 7 and dedicate the full disk to Ubuntu in
> the near future. I also currently have a wireless-n router(linksys)
> with three systems running Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10. The notebook MUST run
> with the Linksys router.
> Any suggestions as to what Notebook computer would be most appropriate
> would be greatly appreciated.
> I have considered purchasing a System76, Inc. or Linus Certified, Inc.
> computer and temporarily adding Windows XP. System76 provides
> instructions for, (but doesn't encourage), adding Windows to one of
> their systems. Would that be my best option?
> I have researched notebooks for a couple of days and have been unable to
> arrive at any solid conclusions.
I have the system76 Starling netbook. It indeed works right out of the
box. I can verify that it works with my linksys 8-port router. I didn't
mess with the Windows options, but it does come with a disk that says
something about windows. System76 runs a forum on the Ubuntu forum:
One of their techies (thomas aaron) hangs out there and answers all
questions in a very timely manner. He, and that community, really helped
me make up my mind. There was a slight hiccup when 9.10 came out
(wireless went funky), but that is all better now.
There are several threads in the forum specifically about making your
decision on a netbook. Lots of input there.
Hope this helps.
> Thanks in advance,
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