[CentOS] HP laptops with CentOS 7?

Fri Nov 3 07:43:32 UTC 2017
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] HP laptops with CentOS 7?
> Sorin Srbu wrote:
> >
> > I'm looking into getting HP laptops for our department running CentOS 7.
> >
> > Last time I checked this was some five or so years ago, and when I look
> > https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops, nothing much seems to have
> > happened since.
> >
> > At that time, I had to give up CentOS on laptops, as both Wi-Fi and
> > graphics wasn't too well supported with CentOS 5 and 6.
> > Is the situation better now with CentOS 7?
> >
> > We're only allowed to buy the HP, Dell and Apple brands here at this
> > university, so what I'm looking at is basically HP. Apple is not of
> > interest > because of their pricing.
> I'd prefer Dell, as I said in the post on low-end server, because Dell's
> support is decent or better. Also, Dell does know Linux on the server side
> - they offer RHEL... and their OMSA DVD boots... into CentOS. <g>
> <snip>
> And about CentOS on laptops... I've got this circa 2009 HP Netbook. The
> ancient Ubuntu netbook-remix was way obsolete, so I needed to update it (I
> only use it while traveling, for email and browsing). I just dd'd a CentOS
> 6.9 i386 live iso to a flash drive (and I still HATE systemd)... and it
> booted. Perfectly. First time. Then I rebooted, and "install" is an
> option. Did that, and it worked perfectly.
> Happy camper, here.

Seems like I need to get my hands on a recent HP and test this.
Thanks for the feedback!