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    Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    I've had an Inspiron and Vostro for Ubuntu since feisty fawn, they've both had problems but have worked. Now, considering getting a new laptop. I like the Dell laptops, love ubuntu.

    Which one have you had the most success with (all variants)?

    I know every laptop model is different, but thought a poll with comments would be interesting...

    (LATER NOTE: Tried to add a poll with six options - Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Precision, and OTHER - but I failed. Can someone repost this with a poll?)
    Last edited by bmdavis; April 19th, 2009 at 02:14 PM. Reason: tried to add a poll, failed.

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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    i Have an old Inspiron 1000, 2.2 ghz, 1.25gig RAM, 30 gig HDD. DVD,cdr combo, Broadcom 43xx wireless and it works really good with Kubuntu 8.10 considering it's a 4 yr old laptop
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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    Bought an Inspiron 1525 from Dell. Works fine.
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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    The Mini 9 / Vostro A90 do well with Ubuntu. I have the Mini 9 & there are lots of folks asking about it when we use it. It is not just mini in size but in price too. The Vostro A90 is $199 today.

    It really depends on how you will be using your laptop. A Mini 9 is not for everyone.

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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    My Studio 15 works very well w/Ubuntu. Of course I purchased it pre-installed.

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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    My Inspiron 600m has been flawless so far.
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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    2 Inspiron 1420's and a Mini 9, all work great with (K)Ubuntu

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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    Inspiron 1420n running Ubuntu Hardy, no issues.

    Inspiron Mini 9 running Ubuntu Hardy(Netbook Remix), no issues.
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    Re: Which Dell laptop works best with Ubuntu?

    I have an Inspiron 1420 that originally came with Windows Vista. The microphone port on Ubuntu does not appear to work. This is with both Intrepid and the Jaunty RC. Other than that, it seems to work fine.

    Edit: I should also add that I had a problem with my wireless not working unless I was much closer to the router than I should have needed to be. This happened after I upgraded Ubuntu from Intrepid to the Jaunty RC, but it could have been an upgrade problem.
    Last edited by Kamex; April 21st, 2009 at 02:03 AM.

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