I put Fedora 14 on my HP G62-149WM laptop and everything WORKS OUT OF THE BOX!
This is what I have been waiting for for some time. Fedora 14 makes all hardware components in this type of laptop work with all apps that need them. I bought this laptop from walmart for a specific reason. The major brand names in this laptop all contribute to the Linux kernel (top 10 contributors). I feel i have made a smart buying decision on a laptop and hope I inspire all else who wish to find a laptop that Linux will work on.
Here are the specs:
HP 15.6" Laptop PC:
- Intel Core i5-430M processor
2.26GHz (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53GHz)
- 4GB DDR3 system memory (8GB max)
Enough memory to handle today's most memory-hungry applications
- 250GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
- Store your photos, music, videos, documents and more with plenty of storage space to spare
- 8X LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW double layer drive
Play and create CDs and DVDs with this CD/DVD burner with double layer support; Create and burn custom labels onto compatible discs with LightScribe technology
- 10/100BASE-T Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Connect the HP 15.6" Laptop PC to a broadband modem with the Ethernet LAN connection, or connect to a wireless network or hotspot with built-in Wireless LAN (WLAN)
- 15.6" diagonal HD LED BrightView widescreen display
1366 x 768 pixel resolution; Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total available graphics memory