Linux on laptop and distro name

Cisco Linuxx
Sep 2, 2017 18 Comments

Want to have linux on a personal laptop

Goal: to do some low level kernel hacking and some networking projects that need root

1: What would be a good laptop ( that i can buy from amazon )

2: what linux distro would you suggest ?

( dont want to use dual boot with work laptop )

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  • New / Other
    MachoMan

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    MachoManmore
    thinkpad are very linux friendly ... and ubuntu or kali linux
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Amazon 😱amzn
    Laptop: most laptops are compatible this days, just google laptop model with linux.

    I recommend: IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T series

    Ubuntu is the distro you want to use to learn and master. Kali Linux if you are going to sec/pen testing.

    If you want to understand Linux internals, try LFS or Gentoo stage 1. (This process is slow, if you are new with Linux highly recommended)

    https://amp.reddit.com/r/linuxadmin/comments/2s924h/how_did_you_get_your_start/cnnw1ma
    Sep 2, 2017 1
    • Cisco Linuxx
      OP
      Thanks
      Sep 2, 2017
  • GE / Eng
    <O_O>;;

    GE Eng

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    Don't get just any laptop, check for hw compatibility or get something made for Linux, otherwise you run the risk of getting a laptop whose hw is only supported in Windows... I second the opinion that most Thinkpad T series are more Linux friendly than others.
    Sep 2, 2017 1
    • Cisco Linuxx
      OP
      Thanks
      Sep 2, 2017
  • Eigen / Eng
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    Eigen Eng

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    Kali Linux no question asked .. Else get ubuntu ... Laptop any brand.. Linux doesn't require hardcore hardware
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Red Hat GIyY27
    Lol at the answers!
    Sep 3, 2017 3
    • GE / Eng
      <O_O>;;

      GE Eng

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      <O_O>;;more
      Educate or GTFO
      Sep 3, 2017
    • Eigen / Eng
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      Eigen Eng

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      Seriously what do Red Hat do apart from repackaging free kernel from Linux foundation and put the age old skin for their corporate customers.

      Man I wasted 2 of my years for this bulky platform
      Sep 4, 2017
    • Red Hat GIyY27
      Any Linux distribution can be infinitely customized. The answer is any.
      Sep 4, 2017
  • SAP VictorJ
    Ubuntu
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Facts
    Windows 10 - it has Ubuntu and fedora shells 😁
    Sep 2, 2017 1
  • Ubuntu
    Sep 4, 2017 0
  • VMware / Eng kalakutta
    You can do kernel hacking in a virtual machine. Use Virtual box or VMware workstation and install any distro. Arch Linux is really good if you want to setup from scratch.
    May 1 0
  • Adobe tailcaller
    You don't need a linux laptop, you need a vm with linux, just install virtualbox
    Sep 3, 2017 0
  • Illumina / Eng
    TagYourIT

    Illumina Eng

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    Mint Linux is great for what you want.
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Cisco Linuxx
    OP
    Thanks
    Sep 2, 2017 0