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Old 07-04-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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Buying an OS-free laptop


Where could I buy a OS-free laptop? I live in Paraguay but I have friends and family in north america where it could be sent. I don't know if I should go with HP, Toshiba, etc., so could you help with that as well? I'd like something between $400-$1500, with a healthy amount of RAM and CPU speed.
It seems you can't buy a laptop without Windows pre-installed.
Are there any websites around from whom I could buy something like this?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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I can do even better, especially if people in North America can get it for you:
http://www.system76.com

Comes preloaded with Ubuntu.

Reviews:
http://demian0311.blogspot.com/2006/...-system76.html
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=191984
 
Old 07-05-2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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This Link may prove some useful reading:
No OS Laptop
 
Old 07-05-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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take a look at www.emperorlinux.com

they have LOTS of laptops by most of the big names (Sony, Dell, etc.)

they tend to be a little more expensive than their stock counterparts, however,
for this you get a professionally pre-installed linux system of the distro of your choice. They even have their own kernel for better laptop support (the empkernel)
 
Old 07-05-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
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Well, of the ones listed, I like system76 best. Their cheap and customizable. I'd prefer something without an OS, but I guess this'll be fine, unless someone can point me to a better vendor.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 09:32 PM   #6
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sager makes laptops that you can buy without an OS. www.powernotebooks.com
 
Old 07-06-2006, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thats the problem I'm seeing now, anything that you can buy without an OS are clunky heavy laptops that I don't want, any of the decent laptops I can't buy without an OS.
Same a few years ago when I bought my current system, I had to buy XP and I attempted to use it for a while but finally gave up. Too bad there isn't a useability warranty on XP
 
  


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