This is about Linux installation on laptops for private or small company use. This is only a wish.
One factor reducing Linux’s use to around 1-10% of computers is that there is no official website about how Linux will work on a specific laptop.
Some Linux organization must take the burden and do the tests.
I need to know how Linux will work on a laptop or other small device that I would like to buy or recommend. Every time I am facing this puzzle and taking risks. Aren’t there enough professionals (we speak about a few people) who would do the work full-time?
The website must be official; there is no need for another fragmented website full of advertisements. Descriptions must have an author, model, date, and list of working, partially-working and non-working features. There is no need to do a thorough test, only check installability. There is no need to test all laptops and tablets, a few from each category, perhaps 40 per year, would be enough. This is what will differentiate it from various other websites with partial information. The “Popular Photography” magazine with its very small team is able to test all worthy photocameras entering the market. Important thing in their work is that they test all important models, on time and most quite thoroughly, giving readers a good review.
Candidates, in my opinion, are The Linux Foundation, Samsung, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Rad Hat, Oracle, one of Linux journals. The Linux Foundation, for example, has 11 workgroups and several programs. The hardware compatability list on SUSE’s web site was useless and I have stopped looking there years ago.
What a major help it would be, if I could oder a laptop with assurance from openSUSE or Linux Foundation that somebody was able to install Linux on it!