View Full Version : [all variants] Linux Friendly?

July 31st, 2009, 07:31 PM
HP ProBook 4310 (http://government.hp.com/products.asp?prodid=859&agencyid=135&state=IL)

Does anybody have one of these or any of the probook series? I want to know how linux friendly they are. I won't buy it if I have to go through leaps and bounds to get stuff working like on my old lenovo. I've tried looking up reviews for it but found nothing. I really don't like HP, but Dell delayed two dif orders of mine 4 times in a row and I'm done with that company. Any other suggestions on linux friendly laptop brands?

July 31st, 2009, 07:54 PM
Ubuntu on a Thinkpad x31 - almost perfect out-of-the-box.

July 31st, 2009, 09:23 PM
Check out the laptops at http://www.emperorlinux.com. Click on the Systems by Mfgr you'll see Dell, Fujitsu,Lenovo, Panasonic and Sony. You know these laptops are linux friendly. If you are a Linux newbie and have extra cash to burn you should order from them. They are completely no hassles and include a year of tech support but at a very high price. Only negative is high price, but if you don't want mess around configuring Linux it may be worth the extra cash.

Personally I would choose a Sony or Lenovo that is listed on http://www.emperorlinux.com but purchase it from the manufacture or a different more reasonably priced third party.

August 3rd, 2009, 02:08 AM
So basically I'm looking for a 12-14 inch laptop for under $1200 thats debian friendly. Something I'm not going to have to do a lot of work to make everything work on it. I am pretty much done with Dell. I ordered 2 completely different laptops from them and they simply kept delaying my order for weeks. I originally ordered a xps from them May 27th. Thats how long they have been effing me over. So anyways, I'm on the prowl for a laptop from a different manufactuer that's linux friendly. I don't generally like HP just because I think the quality of thier laptops is cheap and too shiny. I was looking at Sony's Vaio cs and sr series. But I don't know exactly how nice they play with linux. After looking at hp's, acer's, sony's, gateway's, toshiba's, etc and not really likeing any of them. It suddenly hit me... Why don't I get a MacBook? the $999 macbook is in my price range, small like I want and the quality is exceptional on them. So my question is, how do they run with Ubuntu or Mint on them? I'll prob dual boot OSX and Mint and mainly use mint. I'm a complete newb when it comes too macs so. Any insight I can get will be much appreciated! That or any recomendations for laptops would be helpful too!