View Full Version : Good place to get a laptop to run ubuntu? (canada)

February 20th, 2006, 08:23 PM
I have had a company laptop for the last week ish and well its been great I love being able to do my work at any place I want, so I think im going to fork out the cash for a laptop. Now I built my computer because I dident want to pay lots of money.

Any canadian ubuntu users have any recomendations?


February 20th, 2006, 08:56 PM
Many laptops will run Ubuntu just fine. I've got a Dell Inspiron 600m from last July, and it works almost perfectly (no 3d acceleration, but that may be my own fault). IBM (Lenovo now I guess) apparently also has really good linux support. There are also a couple of places online which sell laptops certified for linux.

Your best bet is to look for a model you like, and check out its page at http://www.linux-laptop.net/ . The information might be a bit old, especially on how to get certain devices working, but for general hardware support information, it's great. Hope this helps.

- Adam

February 21st, 2006, 03:47 PM
what about good cheap laptops... been thinking ibm but who knows

February 21st, 2006, 07:09 PM
How cheap is cheap? US$300? US$500? US$1000?

If you like building your systems, Asus makes whitebox laptops (http://www.rjtech.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=ASUSW) that you can customize as you like.

February 21st, 2006, 11:10 PM
im thinking around 1000 ish CAN give or take depending on the computer.

February 22nd, 2006, 12:44 AM
Check out HP nx6110.

February 23rd, 2006, 04:50 PM
FYI If anyone is intrested looks like im going to go with dell

February 23rd, 2006, 05:44 PM
i just got a dell inspiron 9300. you will be pleased with it's linux support.

February 23rd, 2006, 05:48 PM
I just bought a stsem 76 loaded with Kubuntu - they also load ubuntu

cut the problems

buy one loaded that works.

good price.


tell carl i sent you. should get mine next week!

first linux experience.

February 23rd, 2006, 06:52 PM
dell inspirons are good value when theres an offer running which is quite common

February 23rd, 2006, 06:54 PM
thats what Im going after, will be fun to see if i can get the wireless card working :)

February 23rd, 2006, 08:23 PM
thats what Im going after, will be fun to see if i can get the wireless card working :)

mine worked out of the box. well, that was on the live cd, but it should work when i install it too.

February 23rd, 2006, 10:46 PM
good to know now it 8 days ill find out