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Old 12-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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what do i need to look for in a laptop esp wifi. We will probably be getting something on the low end running Win8, which my wife will use mainly for the internet. But I think I will get a memory stick to boot ubuntu or maybe dual boot. I will be shopping walmart or staples any guidance would be helpful. What wifi chips work with Ubuntu out of the box. This will be a mainly internet computer and not much else. She may use it to finish college.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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Your best bet is to find a machine you like, and then search compatibility. "brand model# linux" should get you good results. Generally speaking, Intel has good Linux support.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Linux wifi won't be a deal killer but would be nice. Once we get a little closer I will look into the specific models and look what works. Price will be a driving factor.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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Wifi is generally pretty good. I think Intel wireless is dependable. Doing a model search before buying will ensure success.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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that is good. I have got used to they way ubuntu looks and feels, windows seems foreign to me. I do run XP at work but as little as possible
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