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I am looking to purchase a new laptop but do not want to run Windows. In order to utilize both the new laptop and Ubuntu to their fullest, I want to verify that the hardware is fully compatable with the OS.

Is there a compatability matrix available that can be used to verify this? Does the hardware need to support open drivers or something similar?Please forgive my ignorance, as I have minimal experience managing/installing/trobleshooting Linux installations.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Related Post: Up-to-date hardware compatibility lists – Saurav Kumar Sep 5 '13 at 16:47
Have a look, system 76 – Shaharil Ahmad Sep 5 '13 at 19:32
I think shopping recs are off topic here, but most Linux folks I know still swear by Lenovo ThinkPads for "just works" laptops. I had an x301 that was awesome until the fan choked. I just set up an X1 Carbon, love that too. – Amanda Nov 26 '13 at 1:49

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