An anonymous reader writes: I will be looking for a new laptop soon and I'm mostly interested in high reliability and Linux friendliness. I have been using an MSI laptop (with Windows 7) for the last five years as my main workhorse and did not have a single, even minor problem with the hardware nor the OS. It turned out to be a slam-dunk, although I didn't do any particular research before buying it, so I was
just lucky. I would like to be more careful this time around, so this is a hardware question: What laptop do you recommend for high reliability and Linux? I will also appreciate any advice on what to avoid and any unfortunate horror stories; I guess we can all learn from those. Thanks.