Linux requires a Fully Supported Laptop

So Windows 8 is coming out. I am finally ready to make the leap from Windows to Linux as a full time workstation.

Unfortunately I am busy, I don't have time to start futzing about with unsupported OEM hardware, or the research it is going to take to find a laptop that is going to be able to support my needs.

Apparently Lenovo has good compatibility, but working from home I need telecommunications to work flawlessly. I don't want to be the guy in the meeting dicking around with web cam drivers and such.

I would so love to have a trusted resource (ahem) that would review Distro's on Laptops to say that Yes this Laptop has Awesome support, but perhaps the sound drivers will have better support soon.

Otherwise I might need to rely on an OEM machine with guaranteed support.

Sound reasonable? Or am I doomed to my home workstation(laptop) using Linux as a second boot option, or VM.

BCBilly

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dell inspiron 6400 akku's picture

was für eine bessere Performance out of the box mit der D620 gemacht wurde sehr sauber Windows installieren diese Maschine hat. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Consumer- dell xps m1330 akku

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