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Has anyone used the Dell M3800 (ubuntu) laptop to run CentOS 6.x? If so how did it work out?

Also does anyone have a fairly new laptop they are running CentOS 6.x on, that they are happy about? I am in the market for a new laptop and it must run CentOS 6.x.


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  • Eero Volotinen wrote:

    Yup. And it’ll be slightly cheaper, since you won’t be paying for an M$
    license…. Just make sure to spend more, though, and buy a business-class machine, not a consumer grade…. even Dell’s are less good.

    mark, with his work laptop Latitude from almost 6 years ago….

  • I am running CentOS6 and 7 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon gen2. For suspend to work, you will need a newer kernel ( the xen4CentOS 3.10 LTS based kernel works fine ).

    On CentOS-7, with kernel > 3.10.0-229 works fine out of the box.

    I know that CentOS-6 works fine, out of the box, on the precision m4800’s if you want to Dell.

  • Some quick googles only turned up articles about RHEL on Dell Laptops in 2012 – nothing with RHEL seems to be current only with Ubuntu 14.04 .

  • CentOS 6 and 7 both boot up and seem to work just fine on the Dell Latitude E6420, which is a 2-3 year old model frequently available
    ‘refurbished’ for quite cheap from lease returns.

    That specific model is a 14″, and has an optional 1600×900 screen (which I advise, the default 1280×600(?) screen is just too low resolution to be useful). 2nd generation Core I5 typically, 8gb ram typically, nice and rugged, albeit a bit heavy when compared with an ultrabook.

  • I for one gave up on Lenovo totally after the started doing this (I paste our network security group’s message with references they gave, do your own reading and use your own brain). I know this is about what they do in Windows system they ship, and we all are mostly using Linux or BSD, but once they started doing such things in Windows, you can expect them done similar things in BIOS, etc… Just do your own reading and use your own brain ;-)

    We wanted to pass this along to you in case you hadn’t seen it:

    /”Lenovo is installing adware that uses a

  • Thinkpads are also specifically the laptops that Red Hat issues internally for Linux laptops .. so RHEL (and therefore CentOS, since built from RHEL sources) should continue to have support for thinkpads both now and into the future.

  • 2015-04-16 0:07 GMT+03:00 Johnny Hughes :

    I currently use thinkpad w530 at work, but with ubuntu. great laptop.

  • I would avoid the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd generation if I was you (I’m writing this on one).

    The 1st gen is much better (my wife has one) and I hear that the 3rd gen is too, but just stay away from the 2nd gen (so much grief).

  • Thanks to all that replied,

    I am leaning towards the Dell M4800 mobile WS, it seems pretty impressive and can be ordered with Either RHEL 6.4 $$$, or Ubuntu LTS (no $$$) so if I get it I will go that route. Only question I still have is whether to go AMD FirePro 5100 (standard)
    or a Nvidia option.

    Any thoughts or experiences.

    Thanks again.