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Hi guys!in order to buy a new laptop i wanted to know if hp laptops support linux-os.if you know post a link where to find a site that have hp(hewlett ...
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    Hi guys!in order to buy a new laptop i wanted to know if hp laptops support linux-os.if you know post a link where to find a site that have hp(hewlett packard)laptops which support linux without any problems..
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    All computers that support Windows support Linux.

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    "All computers that support Windows support Linux."

    I disagree - every chipset needs an OS-specific driver, and some chipsets are very new, uncommon and closed source, and so do not have linux drivers that support all features. 3D acceleration on video chipsets spring to mind as a common example of that. It is also common for Windows laptops to have Winmodems.

    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/

    And if you don't have a particular reason to go with a HP brand:
    http://www.sub300.com/
    http://linuxcertified.com/linux_laptops.html

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    Yes, all computers that run windows can run Linux without a doubt along with apple powerpc's and win/lin modems are just fine....though it takes a little more setup to make 1 work(you use ltmodem - a diagnostic tool that finds the modem and tells you the driver needed and tells you where to find it). And an far as gfx cards i would go with something that has either nvidia or ati radeon gfx they both have 3d hardware acceleration in linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdeschene2
    I disagree - every chipset needs an OS-specific driver, and some chipsets are very new, uncommon and closed source, and so do not have linux drivers that support all features. 3D acceleration on video chipsets spring to mind as a common example of that. It is also common for Windows laptops to have Winmodems.
    That's not entirely accurate. You never need an OS-specific driver for the actual northbridge and southbridge chipsets, which is really the only thing you actually need working to get an OS working. These are set up during boot by the BIOS.

    However, it is true that you may not always get 3D acceleration and so on working.

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    Just for the note, I have recently bought a HP/Compaq NX9005 (one of the cheap ones from HP). Works with GNU/Linux. Have to tinker ACPI behavior though because the fan runs all the time and CPU scaling seems not to work yet (in SuSE 8.2), but I am up to installing Gentoo, it has to work somehow!

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    Everything is possible with linux...you can put it on any laptop if you really want to.

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    i have an acer travelmate 290, works great with slackware 9.1 / 10 , FC2, redhat 9. also not expensive and nice specs.. check here.

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