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  • I await the day that Ubuntu installs without a hitch on a new laptop. I would give up my iBook. I am so used to where Linux has its files that sometimes I look at what Apple did "/Library/blah blah" and it makes me wonder what they were thinking.

    If you know of a laptop that Ubuntu works "out of the box" on, please post!

    • The new 5.10 release was planned to to install out of the box on current models of several major vendors. HP is reportedly offering Ubuntu pre-installed in EU/Mid-East/Africa, while that is probably slightly customized & branded, it is supposed to work out-of-box aftermarket too.

      http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/10/204207 [linux.com] review;
      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CategoryLaptop [ubuntu.com]
      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopHardwareSupport [ubuntu.com] is the mission.
      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesLaptops [ubuntu.com] is the index of support notes.

      As always, WiFi chipsets are a problem area, only a few have free drivers, and vendors switch chipsets silently. NDISwrapper is built into Ubuntu kernels, but mixed reviews on stability, and requires the Win driver (meaning you didn't get the laptop bare, and either dual-booted or thought to save it). If the install doesn't opt for the Mobile kernel (4.10 w/ 5.04 upgraded didn't), it's probably a good idea to switch to that after install.

      -- Bill

      --
      Bill
      # I had a sig when sigs were cool
      use Sig;

      • NDISwrapper is built into Ubuntu kernels, but mixed reviews on stability, and requires the Win driver (meaning you didn't get the laptop bare, and either dual-booted or thought to save it).


        In my case I just downloaded the proper drivers from... I think it was HP. Most foo.exe files are actually self-extracting zip or cab, unzip or cabextract will pull the files out with no fuss. No Windows installation necessary.