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I am about to buy a Toshiba L50-A-1CU laptop, but unfortunately it runs Windows 8 and it is not in the official Ubuntu compatibility list. Actually, Toshiba disappeared from the list completely.

Could someone confirm if Toshiba L50-A-1CU is compatible with Ubuntu?

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it looks like your link does not work, is this the correct link? toshiba.it/laptops/satellite/satellite-l50-a/… –  Wouter Dec 10 '13 at 13:50
    
    
Thank you Wouter, it's correct. –  ultimo Dec 10 '13 at 13:56
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It will run ubuntu but if everything will work it's hard to say. If not now in near future for sure. Check linlap, linux-on-laptops and linuxhcl. People sharing their experience with different distros on different hardwares there.

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You are taking a risk, probably Ubuntu will work, but there are no guaranties.

the biggest risk I see by scanning the specs is that the laptop seems to has a nvidea optimus chip. I don't have personal experience, but I have heard there are some problems to get that to work properly. do some more research on that to make a educated decision.

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Thank you for highlighting this issue, Wouter. For this specific problem, though, it looks like Bumblebee project got what it takes to make it work. –  ultimo Dec 10 '13 at 14:08
    
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