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How to Choose a Linux Laptop

Nov 19, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"With the many choices and factors to consider, choosing a laptop of any kind can be a considerable challenge. Choosing one for use with Linux, however, brings its own special set of considerations, since it's not yet always a plug-and-play world for the open source operating system.

"Linux is typically not fussy about hardware--that, indeed, is one of its most endearing advantages. Some hardware, however, still doesn't work well with Linux, due primarily to a persistent lack of the right drivers.

"Still, there are more laptop choices today than ever before for the Linux user. Here are some guidelines for choosing the one that's right for you."

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