Paradise for Linux Installation Guides on laptops is here. Can you imagine that this tuxmobile page hosts around 8,000 guides on Linux Installation on Laptops. I assume that this will be probably the biggest list on single page for Linux installation. The page lists various hardwares of laptop where you can install linux and how to install it.
So what are you waiting for … got a laptop, see if yours is listed here.
http://www.mjmwired.net/linux/ has some google wave invites available. If you want one, you can check out his site.