What is your favorite Computer maker for running Linux?
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For me, generally I build my own desktops (or spec the parts myself and have a local shop do the assembly). For laptops, I've mostly switched to Macs (mostly due to job requirements of being able to run certain software), which still at least are Unix under the hood. For PC laptops, Dell ond Lenovos are the brands I've had the best luck running Linux on.
Personal and business virtually all the machines here are custom built. There are a few commercial units but not many. Of the manufactured ones, the machines that seem to work best are Lenovo/IBM and HP (Business class not consumer grade), some Dell (business class, not consumer grade).
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
My 3 current laptops all have Linux and they are an old 2003 model Acer Extensa, a Panasonic CF-29 Mk IV Toughbook, and my main machine (the one I am posting this on) is a Samsung. They all run Debian and Ubuntu, the toughbook even runs FreeDOS, no problem. You get the odd non-free firmware issue but it's not hard to fix it quickly. I know Debian and Ubuntu also run on ASUS and eMachine laptops no worries as we have some of them at home as well.