Re: Best online / brick and mortar vedors for ubuntu laptops ? made for ubuntu and NO
Originally Posted by AdamTudor
Bummer. And as far as Dell is concerned -- that XPS13 is the only laptop I am aware of that they ship with Ubuntu preinstalled. It's very frustrating isn't it? Everything out there is dominated by Windows. Linux has made some great strides, particularly in the past few years, but we still have a long way to go to get the respect and support that Windows and OS X gets. Unfortunately that is just the reality of things.
Just FYI, dual booting doesn't have to be scary. In fact, if you run through the Ubuntu installer it should detect an existing Windows partition and then give you the option to:
- install Ubuntu in the remaining free space (if any unformatted space exists on your hard drive)
- install Ubuntu alongside Windows (this is dual booting and the installer automates the process!)
- erase Windows completely and install Ubuntu
It's really actually very easy to make it happen. Best of luck whatever path you choose.
If all else fails, use fire.