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Old 02-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by onebuck View Post

Links that were posted ealier for Dell link: refurbished units.
Sorry, missed those. Thanks!
Old 02-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #17
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The big companies that sell computers to business also support linux on many models. I tend to like the HP business systems that also offer a linux install option but that is just me.

I hate Dell since they owe me $60 and won't pay.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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I've had good luck with my Dells.

The Broadcom thing is annoying, but generally I've found that Dells give me good value for my money.
Old 02-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #22
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For Dell xps13. I guess it is a custom Ubuntu 12.04LTS iso for the Sputnik dell project.

Grab it if ya want I guess if you have a Dell xps13. I don't know how long this may be available. I used onebucks link to just search around and I found this.
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I'm lucky (so far), there's a small local shop/firm that put together desktops, some with no OS installed.


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