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I am planing to buy a new laptop, but the big woe is I don't want to buy a laptop with Windoz preinstalled on it. But I couldn't find a loptop with Linux preinstalled OR bare laptop without any OS in the market.
I can format the Harddisk after buying the laptop to install Linux distro of my choice, thats different. But I dont want to increase the revenue of SomeSoft by paying them indirectly to preinstalled Windoz, which is absolutely of no use to a Linux user.
Is there any well known Laptop Vendor who can sell Ubuntu preinstalled OR bare laptop without any OS ?
There is no problem seeking laptop with linux pre-inst within India: this country has made a solemn choice to go for free-software, and HP, Acer, Dell & IBM don't care about O.S anymore, they're happy selling whatever system is called for. There are laptops pre-loaded with linux take a look here.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by malekmustaq; 02-26-2010 at 04:29 AM.
Well Vinay, there is a Dell Vostro 1014 that comes with Ubuntu pre-installed. You can ask them about it. Some of our colleagues in office got it with Ubuntu cd and I installed it for them. And the price tag for the machine of the configuration it comes with is also pretty decent.
HP, Acer, Dell & IBM don't care about O.S anymore, they're happy selling whatever system is called for. There are laptops pre-loaded with linux take a look here.
Could you please assist me with any Laptop series from Acer, HP, IBM that ships Linux distros, apart from Dell Vostro 1014.
Just know I saw the configuration of Dell Vostro 1014, its pretty good and has descent price tag as said by chaitanya. I want to make a best choice out of all the available Laptop series that ship Linux.
Thanks for the link that have you mentioned , but its pretty old and now a days in India almost all vendors ship Windoz7 or vista.
Dell for me is the best in the industry if you compare the service they provide. And if you ever want to change your operating system to something else that did not come shipped with your system, dell has the best support for drivers. You can customize it to a better hardware with around 4gigs of ram and 320 gig hdd and Ubuntu Linux, it should cost you around 35k bucks. Or even less than that.
I am going to Dell shop to look for the same product today. Will let you know if I get something special there.
And one thing that I have seen from the experience: Dell, Toshiba and IBM hardware support Linux better than most of the other makers. I have tried Ubuntu on other laptops and have found these makers to support Linux better.
Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 02-26-2010 at 11:32 PM.
I am glad to inform you that not only Dell Vostro 1014 is shipped with Ubuntu, all Vostro series of Dell laptops are shipped with Ubuntu.
Please do inform us if you find any thing special for Linux.
That is a great news. I am also looking at Vostro models. Its performance oriented and robust.
I did go to the dell shop but they only sell home products that include Inspiron, Studio and XPS.
Studio and XPS are good but expensive for my pocket as well as unneeded for my needs. I need something that is just well built for Linux and I do not need to buy windows.