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    High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    After a major bout with a Windows virus, we're equipping some of our network operations teams with new equipment. I've basically got a green light to buy a non-windows system. The options are Mac and Linux, with the only caveat being that we need to be able to support running VMWare Workstation and be beefy enough to run a Windows VM for things that won't transport, such as vSphere and some other specific Windows only tools. Mac is the easy answer, but I've been using ubuntu for a while and was curious what people's experience has been with high end laptops in a corporate environment running Ubuntu.

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    you woul dneed to have somethign preloaded such as dells XPS developer editionor something from system 76 or nearest Ubuntu coputer's dealer.

    another option is a stock mashcine that others found it to be fully compatible.
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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    Good info on compatible computers here:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

    A tip:

    Personally, I use ThinkPads. Lenovo is a very Linux friendly, and is an OEM Ubuntu partner.

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    We use lots of Lenovo computers at work, so I have been looking that way. Also, would love to have a good docking station solution supporting multiple external monitors, which Mac seems to lack for their notebooks.

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    plenty of Lenovo's are compatible with Ubuntu. but some are not. perhaps a view at ubuntu certification could give a clue. http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

    though when i was looking for a netbook it turned out the list has mostly older models that were not sold anymore. but perhaps the situaiton is different in notebook area.

    i actually wanted lenovo netbook, but HP had better batery so in the end i went with it. eventhough lenovo was built better. both were fully compatible with linux.
    Last edited by mastablasta; April 3rd, 2013 at 08:23 AM.
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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    I've been happy with system76. Haven't had any problems with them yet. Probably go with them for my next build too.

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by knowledgequest View Post
    We use lots of Lenovo computers at work, so I have been looking that way. Also, would love to have a good docking station solution supporting multiple external monitors, which Mac seems to lack for their notebooks.
    I would look at Thinkpad T, X & W series as well as MacBook Pros.

    Preferably one's with decent resolution panels.

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    you woul dneed to have somethign preloaded such as dells XPS developer editionor something from system 76 or nearest Ubuntu coputer's dealer.

    another option is a stock mashcine that others found it to be fully compatible.

    why?

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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    because often notebooks do not work with linux as intended. features misisng, driver problems etc.

    btw what about Chrome Pixel or what is it called?
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    Re: High-End Ubuntu Laptop

    Doing a google though and finding out which laptops FULLY support ubuntu is not hard... and gives you a massive range of choice.

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