Re: Which of the following laptops is best if I plan to use ubuntu based linux
I didn't look up the specs for any of those listed; but, I will agree that going with Intel or nvidia graphics is a fairly safe bet. I'm a big AMD/ATI fan and a lot of them have worked in linux with a little work.
Stay away from anything with a VIA chipset. There's little or no linux support for them(AFAIK). I haven't had anything with this chipset lately. One older laptop I have with a VIA chipset will not even consider linux. Finally junked it when Win2k quit being supported by MS. It wouldn't run anything else.
Some computers are like Slinkys. Not really much good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
Don't be discouraged! Remember, an amateur built the Ark. Experts built the Titanic.
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