General Rules for aquiring hardware for linux MINT:
1. Don’t buy bleeding edge new stuff, but hardware that’s already on the market for some time. That increases the chance of the right drivers being present in the kernel of Mint 18. Additional advantage: it saves you a lot of money.
2. Make sure your graphics card is either Intel or Nvidia; avoid AMD and the others.
3. Wireless: Buy Atheros, Intel, Ralink or Realtek instead.don’t buy a Broadcom chipset.
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