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JayTrem



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Linux and Laptops Reply with quote

I was wondering if anybody knows of a company in the UK whos harware (especially laptops) is guaranteed to support linux?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux and Laptops Reply with quote

HP claim to do this, but you still have to buy Windows on the laptop & then install Linux.
Dell were also claiming to sell laptops with RedHat preinstalled, but I've never found it on their website Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux and Laptops Reply with quote

HP also claims to sell laptops with FreeDOS pre-installed (instead of Windows), but they seem to be impossible to acquire if (a) you're not in the US or (b) you're not a so-called Large Enterprise customer. And even then it seems to be quite hard. (I went to HP's US website pretending to be a Large Enterprise customer, but after filling in forms describing what sort of configuration I wanted, I was fobbed off with an nx6110 with Windows pre-installed.)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Linux and Laptops Reply with quote

Novatech will at least sell you a system (desktop or laptop) with no OS at all on it, although they don't offer any support for Linux as such. I've got SuSE 9.2 running quite happily on a laptop I bought from them a couple of years back (although 8.2 didn't like the ProSavage graphics chipset).
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