Doug Stewart on 19 Feb 2017 19:29:07 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Laptop recommendations

I too am in the market for a laptop now that I'm changing to a new job and have to send the MacBook Pro back. I'm frankly fed up with Mac OS and am looking to get something I can dual boot with Win10 (you know, for games!) and preferably a RHEL derivative. 

I've looked at the Asus Republic of Gamers series but can't seem to find any info on Linux compatibility. Anyone have recommendations in those respects? 

Doug Stewart

> On Feb 19, 2017, at 10:47 AM, Thomas Delrue <> wrote:
> Hey all,
> A friend of mine is looking to buy a new laptop(*) with a budget of
> roughly 1000-1200 USD. Obviously, this device will run
> $YOUR_FAVORITE_DISTRO Linux. It's purpose is not to do heavy computing
> but mostly use it for what your grandma would use it for: i.e. browsing,
> listening to music, some minor photo editing and -but this is
> aspirational- maybe some video editing.
> What are the recommendations for laptops these days and what are some
> common pitfalls that could prevent putting Linux on it?
> We've looked at System76 and I think he's looked at those offered by
> Costco but he was underwhelmed by all of them.
> (*) chromebooks are not an option
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