best laptop to run linux on

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  1. giantgreenhead

    giantgreenhead New Member

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    Im looking for a laptop, and linux hardware compatiblity would be a must. I was thinking about getting a 700m, but Im afraid it won't run WoW well enough. What other portable laptops does OT suggest?:x:
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    HP sells some laptops with Linux pre-loaded, so check those out. Even if you get the Windows version of it, you know that it'll all work with Linux.

    I've seen good Linux results on a number of Toshibas and a couple Asuses as well. If you want to be crazy, get an iBook. They actually work quite well with Ubuntu (although they won't work with Windows).
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    the Linux kernel has built-in support specific to Asus laptops... So the linux gods have spoken : Asus kicks ass!
     
  4. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    so far as i can tell, all laptops built within the last 3 years will run *nix just fine
    i've seen dozens of brands/models running multiple *nix

    but i'm a windows guy, i could be talking out my ass on that subject
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I had a gateway that didn't like linux... Laptops are more picky than desktops when it comes to linux... Mainly due to the cooling requirements. Software has to tell the fan to run, so proper APM/ACPI integration is crucial.
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    i have an app that will run from command line that will directly access the fan and tell it to turn on or off and at what speed, it would be trivialy (sp) easy to make it work in *nix i think
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    oh yeah - it's for dell laptops, dunno if would work on others
     
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    well, with my gateway, it prolly wouldnt' work, because it'd overheat before it got into the CLI. ;)
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Or maybe it was because it was a Gateway
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    in all honesty, it was one of the best name-brand systems I've ever used. Very bulky, but it was a 16" screen, so what can you expect? I'd take a gateway over a dell laptop any day!
     
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    ahahahahaha!!! That fu**ing hilarious!!

    oh, thanks man, I needed that.


    Seriously, just buy an Asus.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i ran linux on a toshiba 430cds years ago - everything worked perfectly. freebsd 5.1 on a thinkpad t22 - everything works perfectly. i think pretty much anything will work
     
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    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    I have a Toshiba Sat A75-S209, works great in Linux. Even the modem works, with 3rd party utilities. CPU speed stepping, and other power management stuff works with a few tweaks.
     

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