I think my best chance to use Linux is if I can get a relatively cheap laptop (maybe sub-$500) that is known to have great Linux support and good enough performance for basic use (web browsing, basic web app development). Can anyone recommend such a unicorn laptop?

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@CodingItWrong Thinkpads are the standard obv, but I've also had good experiences with Asus laptops. The annoying part is they have way too many models, so you'll still want to check online to see how people fared with Linux on whatever particular model you're considering.

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@dvshkn i am so uninformed about linux and non-Apple hardware that it was not obvs to me that Thinkpads are the standard, so tx for telling me! 🙌

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