[clug] Fwd: Ubuntu compatible laptop

Brian brians at en.com.au
Wed Sep 29 23:44:48 MDT 2010

Just check this Ubuntu laptop compatibility list:

Booting the machine off a live CD without installing Ubuntu lets you try 
it before committing.

Also loading WUBI and running Ubuntu dual boot with Ubuntu as a windows 
program is another way to try Ubuntu out.
If you have problems just uninstall Wubi under windows and its gone.

My Tier 1 netbook worked perfectly  as indicated on the list.

I bought an ASUS 1001HA for AUD$360 and just overwrote the windows XP 
from Ubuntu 9.10 then upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 netbook remix from a 

Warranty and extended warranty are not worth worry about at this price.

The money not spent on renewing the trial loaded software, antivirus, MS 
office etc made the flushing of XP an economic advantage.

The OEMs only pay a small amount of money for the OEM windows software 
not the retail price you would pay so flushing windows is only a very 
small waste on the computer bought. As little as USD$3-10 for some netbooks.

Ubuntu are talking about an EOM program from netbooks to come preloaded 
with Ubuntu some time in the future.


On 30/09/10 15:10, Nathan O'Sullivan wrote:
> On 28/09/10 10:16, steve jenkin wrote:
>> Warren Gardner wrote on 27/09/10 8:14 PM:
>>> Well I was on the phone to India to inquire about Dell Vostro.
>> <snip bad stuff>
>>> That story changed a little over the length of the phone call. By 
>>> the end of
>>> the conversation: I would be able to dual boot but if any driver
>>> configurations etc are changed, I void the warranty.
> All our work PCs are Dell, but I work remotely from the company 
> office. I'm not sure of the details of our warranty setup with Dell, 
> but we are not special - just a regular 20-something person business 
> with the same number of desktop PCs.
> Recently my computer's power supply started having a problem where it 
> would make a cranky noise, and a few days later, the system would go 
> into a infinite-reboot cycle. Power it off for half hour and it would 
> be fine for another week - one of those annoying issues where you cant 
> just says "its dead". We logged a warranty request, they said it would 
> be a couple of days while they sent replacement parts out.
> Dell's guy turned up to my house, I briefly explained the symptoms and 
> how I wouldn't be able to show him anything actually wrong with the 
> system. So I powered off my computer, took it into the kitchen, he 
> replaced the power supply and we booted it back up. Confirmed PC was 
> still working and he was on his way.
> He was not interested at all in the operating system I was running. 
> Granted, this is business support instead of consumer but I was 
> pleasantly suprised at how willing they were to accept my diagnosis 
> and replace the part without making me jump through hoops.
> Regards
> Nathan

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