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Locating Linux-Loyal Laptops

Oct 08, 2007, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"A look through most department store catalogues reveals a bevy of alleged 'deal' laptops; you know the type--cheap and cheerful, sub-$1,000--but far from bleeding-edge specs. These may be naff at resource-hungry Windows apps but can be a great Linux machine for no extra cost. But can you check out any hardware gotchas prior to purchase, and be sure the Penguin will run?

"Happily, yes. Here's two ways. One is to buy a laptop which comes with Linux pre-installed (a pretty good guarantee it will work!) and the second is to consult online, regularly-updated, lists of laptops which are known to have available Linux drivers..."

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