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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2015. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 10th.


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View Poll Results: Linux Desktop/Laptop Vendor of the Year
ASL 0 0%
Emperor Linux 3 3.90%
Penguin Computing 11 14.29%
Pogo Linux 2 2.60%
System76 40 51.95%
ThinkPenguin 11 14.29%
ZaReason 10 12.99%
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:46 PM   #1
jeremy
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Linux Desktop/Laptop Vendor of the Year


A new category this year.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #2
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I voted system76 only because I am finding very good deals on used lemurs on ebay for a fraction of original cost. I have never bought a brand spanking new computer though. So maybe take my vote with a grain of salt.

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Old 12-30-2015, 08:26 PM   #3
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i never bought from penguin-computing but someone from there did a presentation at my corporation a few years back (something about upgrading ibm s/390 mainframes to redhat, iirc) and gave the participants a tiny tux foam doll with their website on his chest.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 08:16 AM   #4
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no fit-pc ?.
 
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:23 AM   #5
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Chose system76 because they were the first one this year to release a laptop I'd actually use. Thin & light 1080P 14".
 
Old 01-03-2016, 09:46 AM   #6
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no fit-pc ?.
i repped you up but do they do direct sales... so far i only see ebay/amazon listings in my quick search. also they seem to be barebones systems whgich are capable of running open-source software but no os (or hard drive) installed.

edit: this is their site where you can customize:
http://fitpc.com/
i was serching for fit-pc (which translated to fit but not pc).

i would also say no hp ?; but there linux based workstations were buried in their business solutions website but they may have been removed.

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Old 01-05-2016, 01:20 PM   #7
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Thumbs up ThinkPenguin

I bought one this year and am extremely happy with it.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #8
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It might be worthwhile to also have an additional category for "mainstream"/"non-Linux-exclusive" vendor-of-the-year, for making Linux-friendly hardware, having good Linux support, documentation, etc.

For example, in such a category I'd probably cast my vote for Lenovo, but Dell would likely be a strong contender.
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:13 PM   #9
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Prefer to build PC's or get refurb. off lease, however, voted ThinkPenguin because I know people who really like it.
 
Old 01-20-2016, 10:59 AM   #10
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Ummm...no Dell? XPS 13 is probably the best laptop designed for Linux.
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-14...oc=&l=en&s=dhs
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15...oc=&l=en&s=dhs
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vo...aio&l=en&s=bsd
 
Old 01-20-2016, 11:25 AM   #11
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thanks for the link. i then went to dell.com to look for it but couldnt find it. their operating system dropdown filter only lists windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 10-home, 10-pro, ...
also the windows version costs more than $300 cheaper than the ubuntu version.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 02:59 AM   #12
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voted system76 since I have a galago laptop and I am very happy with it, also the customer service is very good.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 03:00 PM   #13
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Here's my vote: http://chimpbox.us/
 
  


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