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August 31, 2009

out of the box linux supported laptop/netbook



linux newbie and not trying or wanting to be an expert

i currently have an hp pavillion POC (piece of crap) that i couldnt get a wireless broadcom 802.11 g card to work with a suse/novell 10 distro.
i read internet claims about some utility called ndiswrapper and tried it. it seemed to be a ridiculous amount of command line tweaking and crap and didnt work. i doubt it was ligitmate.

imo, it shouldnt be that difficult to get a global wireless standard to work with s globally used operating system.

are there any out of the box netbooks/laptops currently operating that are fully supported by a linux distribution?
i plan to ditch the hp pavillion i have now
i dont want asus or ubuntu.
i have my reasons.

iow, what netbooks/laptops w/wireless are fully supported by the current kernel? if any?

not some high priced custom - approx 400 bucks

any help appreciated


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