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What's the best laptop for programming? It has to work well

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What's the best laptop for programming?
It has to work well with Linux (Ubuntu).
It will be used for pentesting/programming.
I prefer bigger displays.
Price is not really a problem, keep it as low as possible though.
Extra points for blocky/minimalistic/fancy design (see picture).
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I'm searching for a new laptop too, so... Bump!
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Zenbook UX305
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>>51496132
I kinda dislike the touchscreen feature...
Still a great collection of atoms.
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Dell Latitude 3350
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>>51496079

You already have your answer. Pixel 2 LS is a top tier experience.
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>>51496190
Is ChromeOS replacable with Linux?
Heard that, that isn't possible? (Doesn't work flawlessly)
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MacBook Pro 15"
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any laptop really
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>>51496207
>Ubuntu
>MacBook
Pick one.
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>>51496157
It's called disabling it.
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>>51496207
Heatbook pro
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>>51496233
You can have Ubuntu on a VM :^)
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ITT Thinkpad is THE shit. T450s is your friend.
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>>51496079

xiaomi wants to release a linux laptop after xmas

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/28/xiaomi_linux_laptop/
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OP here.
If I install Ubuntu on a ChromeBook Pixel, will I be able to use the advances controls on the keyboard, like adjust brightness and stuff?
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>>51496206

Yes. Check out the recently released https://galliumos.org/

It's built on top of xubuntu and optimized specifically for chromebooks.
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A used thinkpad x1?
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>>51496233
I don't understand. You can single boot Ubuntu on any MacBook. Completely replace OS X. In fact, Linux runs really well on MacBooks. Is this anon downy?
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>>51496132
I have this running arch and would definitely recommend it
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>>51496295
Thanks! That seems like excactly what I want.
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>>51496318
Anon is not downy.
Anon is kind of picky and disliked running an OS that is not fully supported by the hardware.
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>>51496295
Most Chrome OS devices have LOCKED UEFI/BIOS. The Pixel doesn't. But please do your research to make sure you can flash other MacBooks with custom BIOS first.
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>>51496360

OP as far as I can tell was speaking within the context of the Pixel. Other devices, even the Pixel, should require additional due diligence before purchase and not blindly purchasing shit based off random ass anons on 4chan.
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>>51496351
No offense but Ubuntu is so fucking streamlined nowadays there is zero reason to be concerned about that. I haven't had a driver or hardware issue with it in years on multiple devices.

>>51496360
I meant flash other Chrome OS devices*
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>>51496079
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>>51496388
IMO the Pixel is overpriced. $200 used ThinkPads perform just as well, with just as great Ubuntu compatibility.
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>>51496417

Ehhh price is relative. It has amazing build quality and a really nice display/aspect ratio/trackpad/battery life/aesthetic.

You're paying a premium for that just like you would with a macbook.
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>>51496281
See Raphael's samus kernel on github. Mine works pretty well
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a System76 laptop.
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>>51496268
le ChinkPad meme.
literally chinese botnet, the laptop
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>>51496360
Pixel's BIOS is locked too. There's some BIOS write protect screw. Have fun dissembling your laptop without damaging it and losing your warranty in any case.
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>>51496233
Except this isn't true. Xubuntu and Ubuntu ran marvelously on my MBA
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>>51496413
the fuck am I looking at?
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>>51498257
A WEIRD LOOKING LAPTOP
NOW YOU ARE LOOKING AT MY NEXT THO!
WOAH
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>>51498193
Are you suggesting that dissembling a laptop, in this case specifically a Pixel 2, without damaging it is somehow hard?

If so, I don't think the OP should put much weight in your opinion since you are either retarded or have some kind of physical handicap that prevents you from completing even the simplest tasks requiring hand eye coordination.
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>>51498193
This is only if you intend to reflash the bios with libreboot, which is not necessary. Ubuntu and other distros install just fine with the standard bios by just hitting ctrl+L
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Thinkpad T450s all swagged out with an SSD

slap debian on there and you're good to go.
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>>51498093
>being this fucking stupid
Anyone who has anything greater than a celcius IQ is going to wipe the drive
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>>51498312
I'm sorry that you actually bought that
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>>51499005
>Being this fucking stupid
ANyone who has read the news knows that the spyware is installed into the firmware and reinstalls itself whenever Windows is reinstalled.

Get the fuck out, chink shill.
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>>51499024
I WANT A REFUND!
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>>51496079
You can get a T430 for $200

Good luck finding a better laptop for that kind of money
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Disregard Ubuntu, use OS X with homebrew and a rMBP is what you're looking for. You won't notice the difference.
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>>51499005
>Anyone who has anything greater than a celcius IQ is going to wipe the drive

Dear god, you are retarded
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>>51499042
Use your fucking head you foilhat neckbeard
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>>51496079
>programming
>pentesting
>ubuntu
just use debian, stretch/testing is pretty nice
don't bother with a DE, just do basic install without a desktop environment, then
su
apt-get install xorg xserver-xorg-video-all server-xorg-video-all desktop-base xdg-utils avahi-daemon libnss-mdns anacron eject iw alsa-utils alsa-base lightdm your-favorite-wm


>>51499042
>whenever Windows is reinstalled
>windows
there's your problem faⅿ
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>>51499183
No, why don't you? Fucking chink shill, get back to your wankfest lenovo threads.
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>>51499421
>applel shill mad chinkshills are trying to steal his competition
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>>51499005
>Celsius IQ
What did he mean by this?
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>>51496079
Watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbvBQbvnHSo

And take note of the laptops people are using
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>>51501249
Or this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO-cjZF2354
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>>51496241
Rmbp is God tier.

Perfect screen and aesthetics.
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>>51496413
How is the meme keyboard on this?

Brown's right?
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