Using Linux on your laptop
Throughout my undergraduate study I ran Linux (Debian), partly ideological (no Windows), partly pragmatic (free) andit enable me to tinker and learn.
When I had the opportunity to choose my desktop environment at work, I chose Mac - a Unix underpinning, with a polished interface. This was pretty much a win-win. But fast-forward to 2017 and Apple is shifting to tighten its platform.
Linux on laptops was a tricky proposition in the past, but there are some useful guides:
- Suggestions http://www.zdnet.com/article/2017s-best-linux-laptop-the-latest-dell-xps-13/
- Suggestions https://techspectacle.com/best-linux-laptop/
- And http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/choose-best-laptop-linuxubuntu/
Dell, Lenovo and HP
- In Melbourne, these recommend HP and Lenovo https://www.linuxnow.com.au/nsintro.html
- Lenovo http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
- Lenovo https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DOTCGB4//ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=techspec05-20
- Dell XPS 13 http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-13-9360-laptop/pd?3x_nav=OS_BRAND%3DUBUNT&3x_page=1&filterCollapsed=true
- Dell AU options http://www.dell.com/au/business/p/xps-13-9360-laptop/pd?oc=z511295au&model_id=xps-13-9360-laptop