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    Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    I'm Planing to buy this laptop Toshiba Satellite A500-1f4
    But I heard that Toshiba laptops isnt so good with linux
    And most people suggest HP or Dell if you gonna use Linux !!
    so any suggestions ?

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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    I have an Equium A100-306 that works 100% under linux. I'm running Ubuntu 8.10.
    Yes I know it is not the "latest greatest" version, BUT it is stable & gives me NO problems.
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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanas View Post
    I'm Planing to buy this laptop Toshiba Satellite A500-1f4
    But I heard that Toshiba laptops isnt so good with linux
    And most people suggest HP or Dell if you gonna use Linux !!
    so any suggestions ?

    I am using ubuntu with Lenovo. It will work fine with Dell. Dell and Lenovo Laptops are coming with pre loaded Ubuntu.

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    Hello,

    Probably, the best advice I can give you is....Research. Read, read, read and...do some more reading. I have seen people who has new Toshiba laptops and a ton of problems with it when it comes to loading Linux.

    And trust people who own Toshiba laptops
    Processor: Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz. RAM: 1GB DDR2 @ 667MHz. HDD: 160GB @ 5,400rpm. Wifi: Atheros b/g/n @ 2.4GHz. Display: 1240x600 @ 60Hz. GPU: Intel 945GME. Performance: Flawless.

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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    Toshiba laptops and a ton of problems with it when it comes to loading Linux
    Not just Toshibas, there seem to be a lot of 'silly' Lucid problems being posted here again & again on all makes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarusR View Post
    Not just Toshibas, there seem to be a lot of 'silly' Lucid problems being posted here again & again on all makes.
    Perhaps my eyes are betraying me. Cos most of the time I open the hardware section it's either a Toshiba or an ATi that has the problem....but you are right. There have been a lot of silly problems.

    Either way I hope a good choice is made.

    (Excuse the Shakespearean......dunno why I said that..)
    Last edited by PresenceofMind; July 19th, 2010 at 11:30 AM.
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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    It may work (or NOT). With recent models (this year), you may run in trouble with the BIOS, ACPI, Energy Management... But it still works.

    Older models are normally well supported.

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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    Hi, well I am also looking to buy a laptop and use Linux for the first time. I was thinking of getting a Thinkpad t61 off ebay, and I'm trying to aim for the ones with the nVidia graphics rather than ATI.

    I keep hearing of lots of bugs with 10.04, and I am wondering as a complete newbie that has only ever used a Mac whether the Thinkpad was a bad idea, and if there are more newbie friendly laptops to attempt to install Ubuntu on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by winegums View Post
    Hi, well I am also looking to buy a laptop and use Linux for the first time. I was thinking of getting a Thinkpad t61 off ebay, and I'm trying to aim for the ones with the nVidia graphics rather than ATI.

    I keep hearing of lots of bugs with 10.04, and I am wondering as a complete newbie that has only ever used a Mac whether the Thinkpad was a bad idea, and if there are more newbie friendly laptops to attempt to install Ubuntu on?
    Greetings relatively-new-user,

    If you are extremely worried about which laptop to get that will run Ubuntu, why not look for a netbook. I am only suggesting this because they have less things to go wrong.

    Try to look for one that's got Intel everywhere lol
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    Re: Hows Toshiba Laptops with Linux ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PresenceofMind View Post
    Greetings relatively-new-user,

    If you are extremely worried about which laptop to get that will run Ubuntu, why not look for a netbook. I am only suggesting this because they have less things to go wrong.

    Try to look for one that's got Intel everywhere lol
    Should I be extremely worried? What's the probability it'll mainly work out of the box? I don't need gaming performance, I just want the internet via Android phone tethering. If worst comes to worst, I thought I could just stick Windows on it, or flog it back on eBay.

    I did initially consider a netbook, but my colleague kept saying "just get an old laptop of eBay, you get more for your money", and I like a challenge :S
    Last edited by winegums; July 19th, 2010 at 02:56 PM.

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