Hands-On: Installing Five Different Linux Distributions on my New HP Laptop


I’ve just picked up a new laptop, and I have to say at first glance, it looks like a real beauty. It’s an HP 15-bs166nz, which I got at one of the large electronic chains here in Switzerland for CHF 649.- (approximately £500 / €560 / $685). That’s supposedly half-price, if you believe their list prices. It’s a bit difficult to judge, really, because HP makes so many different models with similar numbers but very different configurations, but after digging around on this one for a while I decided it is a very good price for this configuration.

I have stayed away from HP laptops for several years now, because of how difficult it was to manage and configure their UEFI firmware to boot Linux. So that will be one of the major things I will be interested in looking at on this one.

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