[SOLVED] Best Laptops for dual-booting Mint & Windows 7?

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[SOLVED] Best Laptops for dual-booting Mint & Windows 7?

Postby danlucier on Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:42 am

My new employer will hopefully be buying me a laptop soon. Unfortunately, it needs to run Windows 7, but I already got permission from IT to partition it and dual-boot Linux. So, I am trying to determine which laptops have hardware with good driver support for Linux Mint but will also come with Windows 7. I need to be able to use wifi, webcam, and mic with with reliable drivers. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Best Laptops for dual-booting Mint & Windows 7?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:40 am

As far as hardware compatibility, you can check the Mint Community site database (http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/search ). There are currently 55 pages at 20 entries per page for "Laptop/Notebook" and 11 pages (not all duplications) for "Laptop". The entries are color coded the darker green entries are the most compatible.

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Re: Best Laptops for dual-booting Mint & Windows 7?

Postby ilovesoad on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:59 pm

Lenovo seems to have the best ootb compatibility with linux distros. I however have almost everything working ootb on my asus lappy, only alsa cons file needing edited to get headphones working. Go intel and nvidia. Just my personal opinions.

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Postby danlucier on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:24 pm

Thank you. I ended up going with a Lenovo Thinkpad (mostly because it was within the allocated price range). I was a little concerned about the Intel HD 3000 video card but I gather drivers for Intel cards have improved in recent years. Here's hoping. Thanks again for the input.
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