So, I'm a total n00b...getting a new laptop for college..I'd prefer to run linux..and I'm thinking I'm going to purchase either a laptop that is made by a major manufacturer like Apple, Dell, etc. or one that has hardware that's great for Linux like..er.. I can't recall the name, but it had Ubuntu preinstalled (but the distro is irrelevant at this point...)? My main question is, I suppose, is it just ridiculous to even buy an intel-mac because I'm used to everything about Apple (and I'd have their customer service, etc) if I want to run linux instead anyway? Or could that work albeit meaning I'd have to partition it, etc? Or should I just go for something else, in your own opinion? Sorry, I'z a bit confused. I feel a bit stupid... but I thought someone here might have an idea about this. So...I thank you.