David Colon via plug on 15 Jun 2020 23:48:57 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Inexpensive laptop

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:08 PM Drew DeVault via plug <plug@lists.phillylinux.org> wrote:
What I don't like to roll the dice on is Linux support. Drivers, UEFI,
firmware, and more can be super spotty on a lot of laptops, and it's
hard to tell in advance if you'll get screwed. ThinkPads, on the other
hand - I'm running Alpine Linux, NetBSD, Haiku, and Plan 9 :)

Pre/Post COVID, load a thumb drive with the live install of the distro of choice. Take it to Best Buy and boot the display model of the laptop you’re interested in from the thumb drive. If everything works then you’re golden. The only caveat might be a password protected BIOS that doesn’t have “boot from USB” enabled. Good luck
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