Bill Patterson on 3 Mar 2014 08:25:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Ultrabook for Linux Recommendations?

I can tell you my unfortunate experience with Acer Inspire V5 122P, which is a lovely small notebook and which I read could dual boot to Linux.  However, try as I might I have not been able to get it to do that and so I remain with the 100 gig unpartitioned area of the hard drive which I wanted to use for Linux but that I am not using for anything.


On 03/01/2014 12:58 PM, Lowell Higley wrote:
Good Afternoon!

I need to buy a compact type notebook. I was wondering if anyone has experience trying to put Linux on any of the ultrabooks (Lenovo, Dell, ASUS, etc.).  The main purpose of the notebook will be android and java development. (Eclipse and Android Studio)

Preferred specs:
- Arch Linux
- Intel i7 CPU
- Intel or Nvida GPU (Never had great luck with AMD/ATI)
- 8gb RAM (or so)
- 500gb+ mechanical HD

I strongly prefer Lenovo but I haven't been able to find anyone that has successfully made Linux fully work on those ultrabooks.  Dell seems to be the most Linux friendly but my last two company laptops have been Dells and I have been far from impressed. Any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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