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Old 11-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Laptops - Where to buy with Linux pre-installed?


Hi all,

Can anyone recommend me a UK based shop that will sell a laptop with LMDE preinstalled?

Thanks
 
Old 11-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Not my side of the pond, and you'd likely have to switch the GUI yourself,... but;

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/laptops/
 
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You are trying to swim upstream on that deal. Why not buy the brand and features you want and convert it?
 
Old 11-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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I see the OP's point...

Buy from Linux vendor = Knows hardware works & counts as a Linux sale for Statistics
... or ...
Buy from another vendor = Chance hardware setup needs tweaking/replacing & counts as a Windows sale for Statistics
 
Old 11-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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Not my side of the pond, and you'd likely have to switch the GUI yourself,... but;

http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/products/laptops/
OMG. Near on 2000 quid for a Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet 7450 with a Core2Duo CPU from 2009, 160GB HDD and 2GB RAM?

How anyone can change that much for obsolete laptops is beyond me.

Lots of them are ancient in tech terms. The very few newer (buy not really current) laptops are just as expensive.

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Buy from Linux vendor = Knows hardware works & counts as a Linux sale for Statistics
... or ...
Buy from another vendor = Chance hardware setup needs tweaking/replacing & counts as a Windows sale for Statistics
Buy from an overpriced 'linux vendor' that seems to be selling only old stuff from major manufacturers for a masive markup = makes linux users looks like they have more money than sense. Could well be counted as a windows sale as well, big manufacturer laptops almost always come with windows. I'd guess that 'Linux Emporium' just overwrites windows. Or charges you a crazy fee (114 quid!) to leave windows for dual booting.

Not that you can really get laptops that arent made by one of the big manufacturers. Even the biggest of the 'linux' vendors buys standard (unmarked in a lot of cases, occasionally with some very minor differences to the standard models) laptops from the big manufacturers.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 04:12 AM   #6
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I see the OP's point...

Buy from Linux vendor = Knows hardware works & counts as a Linux sale for Statistics
... or ...
Buy from another vendor = Chance hardware setup needs tweaking/replacing & counts as a Windows sale for Statistics
Exactly this. I'm really struggling finding a Laptop that just works out the box. I don't have time to be faffing around trying different things, then reinstalling because the thing I tried broke the system. I want a computer that will just work.

It's a real shame that the shop just isn't competitive
 
Old 11-14-2012, 05:40 AM   #7
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Buying a laptop with ubuntu preinstalled doesnt mean that other distros will run well.

You might find this useful-

http://www.linuxnow.com.au/nsintro.html

Though you might have issues finding some of the mdoels there......for some reason tech in the UK seems to lag a long way behind north america, australasia and east asia.
 
  


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