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From sajalkayan's topic, he's looking for a notebook that no pre-installed with Windows. For myself, I have another problem for most laptop I bought weren't preinstalled with any OS. But after I install linux on them, I always faced with various problem like:

  • Audio not working at all.
  • Headphone jack sensing not working
  • ACPI (Sleep/Hibernate) not working properly.
  • Dual monitor not working.

My current laptop is ThinkPad R61. I'm quite impressed with it's Linux compatibility. Linux community for ThinkPad is a very strong one. But I just wonder that: Is there any cheap laptop series those come with good Linux compatibility? If there's one, then I can recommend it to my friends and I think many Blognone's readers will buy it.

You can tell about your experience or what you heard about what: work-out-of-box, work-with-hacking, or not-working-at-all.

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By: mk
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on 23 June 2008 - 03:59 #55897
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How about buying some models which preloaded with Linux in western country? e.g. Dell XPS?

If we buy it in thailand without any OS and install Linux by ourselves, the result should be the same?

By: sugree
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on 23 June 2008 - 07:38 #55901 Reply to:55897

warranty?

By: lew
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on 23 June 2008 - 08:25 #55903 Reply to:55897
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I don't think preloaded == compatibility. I heard from some forum that even Dell XPS, it still got some issue with Linux. (even it's not a major one)

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By: sajalkayan on 23 June 2008 - 13:37 #55927

I finally got myself a 1.9 kg Lenovo y310(i think its ideapad series) which came with DOS :p . took 3 days of window shopping to finally find this hiding in IT City (Panthip)

Installed ubuntu, copied profiles for most common apps from my old fedora notebook. Had issues with sound in skype and some apps so I switched to also. Just the problem is I still havent been able to figure out the webcam yet.

  • Suspend simply rebooted the computer.
  • Hibernate worked out of the box
  • wifi works
  • Dual monitor not tested yet.
  • Sound, mic, record, everything works. (both mic in notebook and attached mic) - needed to change to alsa but i think thats an issue of Ubuntu
  • The special function keys work well - brigthness, volume, touchpad on-off, bluetooth, etc

Specs CPU (forgot model#) Intel core 2 duo 2.1 Ghz, 3MB L2, 800 Mhz FSB Ram : 2 GB HDD : 160 GB got all the standard stuff... webcam, mic, card reader, pc express slot, usb, vga, firewire, bluetooth

------- Sajal Kayan

By: jonathanforley97 on 13 December 2019 - 13:43 #1140347
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I’m also a Linux user and I wanted to share my personal experience. Dell XPS 13.3 is pretty reliable and compatible for Linux Operating System, this laptop from Dell's appearances very smooth. The display bezels are meaningfully solvent than those on other devices, generating more display real estate for work or play. Touch screen functionality is built right in, so you’ll essential to select a Linux that supports it. This laptop comes with Windows preinstalled. The framework of the device is made of attractive aluminum and it has a skinny and tapered design.
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By: big50000
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on 13 December 2019 - 14:24 #1140358
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What about System76?