I’ll bet you didn’t know that installing Linux on your new computer could void your warranty. That's exactly what happened to this lady that bought a HP laptop. Don’t let stories like this dissuade you from installing Linux, we spent 30 days with Linux and didn’t void a single warranty.
When she called Compaq -- the unit comes with a one-year warranty on the hardware -- they asked what operating system she was running. When she told them Linux, they said, "Sorry, we do not honor our hardware warranty when you run Linux." In order to get warranty service, she was told, she would have to remove Linux and reinstall the original OS.