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  • IME you can get Ubuntu to run on pretty much any modern laptop. IBM Thinkpads work really well, I'd stay away from Vaios (that's just general experience, I've yet to come across a well-made Vaio).

    As for wireless, the following will work without NDiswrapper:

    1. Pretty much any 802.11b chipset
    2. Intel Centrino (Pro Wireless 2100/2200)
    3. Ralink RT2400/2500
    4. Older versions of the prism54 chipset(though there seems to be some support for newer versions as well now, check []
    • I am using vaio PCG-R505GL, a 3 years old sony laptop. Ubuntu works right out of the box. I have also tried debian on it before. fine.

      the only complain i have is that the dvd/cd combo on docking station doesn't work when i tried it with debian. haven't tried it with ubuntu yet.

      overall, this vaio is a nice laptop.