How to buy a Linux friendly laptop

Recently, I bought a DELL-- Vostro1014 laptop. It was not easy to locate a Linux friendly laptop. I got the right clues and pointers from my young friends and students.

I have not found any major stumbling blocks with my laptop, till now. But I discovered some cheap and filthy tricks which DELL, and almost all major vendors play. So watch out for my next posting about these dirty tricks. When will our Indian vendors learn some basic ethics and honesty ?

I also found a neat writeup on how to buy a Linux friendly laptop. Take a look at ::
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-laptop.html .

Good luck,