[TriLUG] new laptop
Pete at Soper.US
Sun Apr 11 14:54:03 EDT 2010
Perhaps a livecd would be useful to scope out the hardware compatibility?
On 04/09/2010 08:41 PM, Thomas Ingram wrote:
> I'm looking to purchase a laptop soon, and I'm looking some input.
> Below are the four I'm looking at. The price and many features are
> nearly identical. All four come with some incarnation of Windows,
> which I will probably not even boot into before installing Linux.
> - Does anybody know if TigerDirect or NewEgg will remove Window (and
> the licence fee)? I've heard of stores doing this when the buyer
> brought a live CD in and reformatted the hard drive in front of the
> - My current laptop has Ubuntu because proprietary wireless drivers
> were so difficult to install in Arch Linux. If someone can confirm
> that wireless "just works", more or less, in Arch Linux with one of
> these, that would probably trump every other consideration.
> - Are there any (Linux) specific pros or cons with any of these
> regarding brand, support, drivers et cetera? What are your thoughts?
> I really appreciate any feedback you guys can give. Thank you.
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