Laptop Recomendations

Hi, I am new to silverblue, I was thinking about going with this:

I wanted to find out if anyone know what the most secure laptop there is? I am on a mission to get the most secure Laptop and OS. Thanks!

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I think the most secure laptop is something you can do with any laptop.

Laptops that will likely work with Fedora are the ones certified by RedHat (Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog), or the ones with Ubuntu preloaded, or you can visit the Linux Hardware database (Computers).

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Almost all laptops will work with linux. (Fedora included)

The only thing you really need to watch out for us that the newest hardware may not be fully supported, so it is recommended that you purchase a model that has been out for at least 6 months to a year to be sure the hardware is properly supported by the OS.

Security is a matter of preference and configuration. You can use encryption on the file system (highly recommended for laptops that are used for travel) to keep your information safe.

The laptop itself is not the security issue (except for the BIOS password), but the OS is. Almost any linux distro can be made very secure, but none can be 100% locked down without user precautions as well.

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you can lookinto it if it is available in your region

otherwise system76 is good and farmwork diy is also a good option from
other wise dell have xps
XPS 13 Plus Laptop : Dell XPS Laptop Computers | Dell USA with ubuntu installed
and lenovo also slimbook
and tuxedo TUXEDO Computers also have some good devices to choose from.
about secure is complicated but you can try expensive though it can be configured with qubes os. it is option do your research.


I don’t know about “most secure.” Security is the responsibility of the user, not the manufacturer. But I do know that ThinkPads have excellent Linux support, and Silverblue in particular. Look at the X1 Carbon or X1 Nano.

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The most secure laptop is military specific hardware with inaccessible software … System 76 is open source hardware, a rare thing, try Clevo or Pine64 with ARM processors. Closed source hardware can be a problem including Microsoft Surface, Apple, Chrome devices as changing operating system is a headache … There are small mainline devices that work perfectly with Linux as remarkably efficient : Acer Aspire 1, HP 14s with boot option BIOS.


Dell laptops are pretty good at supporting Linux Distro’s. I currently run Fedora 36 on an Alienware M15, the install was easy with no bugs. I have also run Mint, Ubuntu, Arch and earlier versions of Fedora on several different models of the Dell lineup. I would definitely be careful if the laptop is running an NVIDIA graphics card, sometimes the drivers are not updated immediately and can cause some issues with installing a linux distro.


The question goes further than OEM or distro … latest and greatest brings up closed source firmware from Intel wifi chips, work around is possible. No problem with NVidia for display, Nouveau or in house drivers. Cuda and in house AI frameworks relies on Ubuntu LTS like Jetson development boards. The same for Microsoft Azure platform. Possible with Red Hat but sometimes difficult. The thing to watch is futur development of RISC architecture, C++ and IBM Cloud.

The Dell XPS 13 developer edition comes with Ubuntu pre-installed, but I bet it could run Fedora without any issues. And its a great looking laptop with great specs.

Thanks for all the great info! What do you think about Pop!_OS by System76?


good os does not matter pop os is just gnome ubuntu with cosmic extension in future they have plan for cosmic de.
what ever you buy hopefully you will able to use devices comes wkth ubuntu preinstall or pop os you don’t have to worry you can switch to other os like fedora nix or arch even bsd sometime.

It’s not a choice between .deb/.rpm … NVidia uses Ubuntu LTS being 18.04 moving to 21.04 on Jetson AGX Orin. Using 22.04 blocks NVidia Cuda in house version when you call NVVP optimiser sending back to Ubuntu repositories several version back without many tools. You can use Fedora but only 35, Red Hat 8 not 9. Google Coral TensorFlow development board uses exclusively Ubuntu, just a call to specific Python library. ROS (Robot Operating System) prime support is Ubuntu with specific version framework to specific OS version. Limited support to Red Hat but you can compile from source but binary repositories are easier. System 76 introduces laptops with AMD processor, Pine64 powerful ARM laptops and RISC-V development boards with Manjaro KDE. Blender is an open source rendering engine widely used in industry with Canonical commercial support sending straight back to Ubuntu.
A laptop is perfect exploring and tweaking IoT connected to the Cloud. Small handy wireless device. I use only one OS per device otherwise how many versions of how many distros …? Red Hat and IBM Cloud give access to many services containerized or distant. All you need is memory.