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I want to buy a new laptop and install Linux.I don't know which laptops are more compatible wih Linux. can you give me some suggestions.
I could lick my finger and stick it into the air and take a guess what direction the wind is blowing.
Problem is that there are laptops that are compatible with linux on various levels, high and low end, the majority of laptops will work with linux at the end of the day and so it really comes down to what you want the hardware to support and how much you are willing to *spend* on a laptop.
I find my Asus Eeepc works perfectly with Linux, then again it's a cheap low budget laptop because it's what I use for traveling thus I don't have as much to lose should it get stolen... Notably the first Eeepc's like several notebook type laptops was originally designed for Linux.
Identify the chip or chip set used to perform each of the important functions, then research the level of Linux support on the net. As a final test, before disfiguring the laptop's hard drive beyond the point of no return (or refund), you may be able to verify hardware support by booting into Linux from an external drive.
This sounds like a lot of work, and it is. Last December, I went through all of that when I was looking for a small, but relatively powerful laptop, on which to run Linux. I settled on a Toshiba Satellite m645, and have been really happy with the results.
Sorry for the double post, but I have to add that Toshiba makes several models, and not all them use the same chip sets. Which means that not all of them will work as well. If you're interested, you can read many of the gory details at