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The Jem Report: Tips for Putting Linux on a Notebook Computer

Mar 17, 2006, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)

"It's a lot easier to make the leap from Windows to GNU/Linux on a desktop machine (or even a server) than it is a laptop. Laptop computers are far more likely to contain unsupported unique or proprietary hardware than desktop machines, so laptop computers in general can be difficult to get your favorite free software operating system onto. Confused as to what distro you should use, or what computer you should buy? Here are some tips to make your decisions easier.

"Any modern (released within the last 6 months) desktop GNU/Linux distribution will almost certainly mostly work. It will install, boot, and the majority of your devices will work without incident..."

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