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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 ...


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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.


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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


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We don't submit our Computers to Canonical for Validation testing for a number of reasons. We have a very rapid hardware development cycle, and submitting to Canonical for validation would slow that testing and development down and reduce our ability to launch new product quickly. We do a large suite of in-house testing to ensure that Ubuntu runs ...


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Well I found myself the answer by launching VLC from the terminal, that gave me: main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called Googling it, I found this: How to play DVDs after installing the recommended libraries? I had to change the region code (though I never actually changed it...) to "2" (Europe) by installing regionset: sudo apt-get install regionset ...


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Yes, it will work. All modern drives that fit in your laptop will also work with Ubuntu.


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The text below has been taken from the OP's question and posted as an answer. Installing cpufrequtils with sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils should lower the temperature, and improve battery life. Even after this, it may stay at 70°C and occasionally surge to above 90°C which is quite bad for the hardware. My final solution was to use thinkfan, to ...


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Disable lid close actions in all of the power management profiles: System Settings > Hardware > Power Management > Energy Saving and, in each tab, under "Button events handling" set "When laptop lid closed" to "Do nothing".


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Buy a metal cased laptop, and bring it to some place, where they can do Laser engraving on the case. Though I'm sure that's not exactly cheap either.


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Try clonezilla. Clonezilla is a disk imaging/clonning tool. You can use this tool to clone your Ububtu to a new system. Clonezilla clones your settings and also your entire partitions. There are two versions of clonezilla available. Clonezilla live is suitable for a single time use. For further information visit : http://clonezilla.org/



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