Originally Posted by TobiSGD
Don't you do it backwards? Shouldn't you investigate if the machine is fully Linux compatible before buying it, if Linux is the OS that you want to run on it?
It's hard to tell if linux is compatible with the notebbok without testing which is why I said above, I will use a liveCD, preferably Mint. My main criteria that must work with the linux OS is the video card, audio card and ethernet LAN port.
But if there are issues like proprietary components that linux doesn't support, then I keep windows 7 and use linux in a VM. At least, I still have my desktop which is all linux. Anyway, I surely hope linux is compatible with the notebook.