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Ubuntu has a list of devices that are certified compatible One day, when I can afford it, I'll buy a system76 laptop. Be cautious when considering a Samsung. (see here: Linux blamed for Samsung laptop deaths) If you plan on also using Windows, it's much easier and safer to install Ubuntu along-side Windows 7. Some people have experienced issues installing ...


According to Canonical: Canonical works closely with Lenovo to certify Ubuntu on a range of their hardware. A lot of developers see value in Lenovo Thinkpads for four main reasons: Trackpoint Functionality. Business Aesthetic. Road Warrior (Durable, good battery life). Comfortable keyboard. http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Lenovo/?page=1


In my experience Acer laptops run it pretty well, though there is a list of compatible computers that run perfectly with it on Ubuntu Certified hardware webpage. system76 has it installed by default, but have varying tech support success and helpfulness. Overall, if you have some time you can run it on pretty much anything.


Chances are that if you download Ubuntu and install it on the laptop that it will run just fine. If you're unsure about dual booting it along with Windows, I would highly recommend installing it as a virtual machine. Oracle VirtualBox is free and easy to install. You can then create an Ubuntu virtual machine without worry about "breaking" your laptop or ...

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