[colug-432] What's a good laptop for Ubuntu?

Chris Wallace cbwcjw at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 09:22:40 EDT 2014

Thinkpads universally work well.

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On Jun 12, 2014 9:19 AM, "Paul Dubuc" <work at paul.dubuc.org> wrote:

> I have a friend who lives in Holland.  He's going to be visiting Columbus
> in a
> few weeks and would like to buy a new laptop while he's here.  I've never
> installed Ubuntu on a laptop so I'm not sure what to recommend.  I've added
> his specs below.  Any suggestions for a good make and model and a local
> source?
> Thanks,
> Paul Dubuc
> > I am contemplating to buy a new laptop mainly for programming/work use
> with
> > the following specifications:
> >
> > Size: medium-large sized (no mini-notebook size) RAM: 4GB (does not need
> to
> > be more and preferably not lower than that) Processor: Dual-core of 2.5G+
> > (could be more but not necessary, depends on if it does not affect the
> > price too much) Harddisk space: 250GB+ (preferably more, but also depends
> > on the price)
> >
> > For the OS I would like to have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed. I'm not
> > sure if there much laptops with pre-installed linux versions though,
> > probably you'll need a computer-specific store for that. If that can't be
> > found then windows 8 is also ok, then I will install Ubuntu next to it
> > myself.
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