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Old 10-22-2016, 12:22 AM   #1
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Question Where to buy a computer with Linux on it?


One of my computers is old and on it's way out and I'm looking at some laptops and notebooks computers but don't know where to buy Linux laptops or notebook.

Dell and HP make some really good computers that last long time but they do not come with Linux.

Asus and Sony Vaio make really good computers but not as good and reliable like Dell and HP. You are paying mostly for the looks when comes to Asus and Sony Vaio than performance and reliability.

But non of these computers come with Linux.

I gone to www.ubuntu.com but it does not look like you can buy computers from them.

Anyone here know where one can buy a computer with Linux?
 
Old 10-22-2016, 12:30 AM   #2
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https://system76.com/

http://www.emperorlinux.com/

http://zareason.com/shop/home.php

Dell also sells at least the XPS 13 with Linux, possibly other models (many latitude lines start out being offered with linux for a short time before it's phased out).
 
Old 10-22-2016, 12:33 AM   #3
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Anyone here know where one can buy a computer with Linux?
Hi...

In addition to the information Timothy Miller provided, if you're in Europe, take a look here.

Regards...

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Old 10-22-2016, 12:49 AM   #4
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The Dell one may be good it claims over 13 hours of battery.

The other computers seem really costly and support only 2.5 hours of battery life.

This one may be good. Price bit lower not sure on the battery life how long it last.
https://system76.com/laptops/lemur
 
Old 10-22-2016, 01:10 AM   #5
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This one may be good. Price bit lower not sure on the battery life how long it last.
https://system76.com/laptops/lemur
Hi...

From what I see here, it looks like reports vary.

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Old 10-22-2016, 07:02 AM   #6
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Sounds to me like you need to learn how to install Linux.

Just sayin'...
 
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:12 PM   #7
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Sounds to me like you need to learn how to install Linux.
Just sayin'...
Perhaps the OP objects to having to pay for Windows when he doesn't want it.
Perhaps the OP wants to be sure of not getting a computer (like a recent Lenovo) that won't actually install any version of Linux.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...&defid=5066152
 
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:49 PM   #9
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Just install Linux over Windows!

You can buy inexpensive "live CD's" on eBay and elsewhere, or you can download an image of whichever flavour of Linux appeals to you (I'm very happy with Ubuntu; other users love Mint, Fedora, Red Hat and several other distros). A live CD allows you to try out the software before you install it. Once you do decide to install Linux, just put the CD in your CD drive, click Install and the installation process will begin. My current desktop came with Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu in about 45 minutes. It's much faster and more user-friendly than Windows. Be sure to back up your Windows files before you start, because the Linux install will reformat your disk. Although you will find (as I did) that you don't miss Windows apps that much, because you can replace just about all of them with Linux apps that work as well or better.

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One of my computers is old and on it's way out and I'm looking at some laptops and notebooks computers but don't know where to buy Linux laptops or notebook.

Dell and HP make some really good computers that last long time but they do not come with Linux.

Asus and Sony Vaio make really good computers but not as good and reliable like Dell and HP. You are paying mostly for the looks when comes to Asus and Sony Vaio than performance and reliability.

But non of these computers come with Linux.

I gone to www.ubuntu.com but it does not look like you can buy computers from them.

Anyone here know where one can buy a computer with Linux?
 
Old 10-24-2016, 02:20 AM   #10
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Post Enforced laptop

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One of my computers is old and on it's way out and I'm looking at some laptops and notebooks computers but don't know where to buy Linux laptops or notebook.

Dell and HP make some really good computers that last long time but they do not come with Linux.

Asus and Sony Vaio make really good computers but not as good and reliable like Dell and HP. You are paying mostly for the looks when comes to Asus and Sony Vaio than performance and reliability.

As reliability is an important point for you, I advise an enforced-laptop like Thoughbooks from Matshushita. You can buy them in second-hand market, so you won't give money to m$ and pay less, since their prices are indescent in first hand.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 10:14 AM   #11
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Perhaps the OP wants to be sure of not getting a computer (like a recent Lenovo) that won't actually install any version of Linux.
Which one? I've never had any issues installing Linux on Lenovos, even as recently as a few months ago.
 
Old 10-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #12
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Which one? I've never had any issues installing Linux on Lenovos, even as recently as a few months ago.
The new Yoga 900s. They changed the hardware ID because they removed AHCI mode (RAID only now) so no OS currently loads a driver for the hard drive controller.
 
Old 10-27-2016, 06:26 PM   #13
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After working with laptop of 8 hours battery life and laptop with 10+ hours battery life!!! I would never want to get laptop where MOST laptops only last 2 or 3 hour battery life.


I don't want to spend more than 1,300 on a computer.

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Old 10-27-2016, 06:33 PM   #14
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Which one? I've never had any issues installing Linux on Lenovos, even as recently as a few months ago.
Most laptops come with windows 8 or windows 10 these days and don't allow booting OS by CD/DVD or USB. With windows 7 and below you could do that because of security reasons.


You could also partition the hard drive and put Linux on it. Widows 8 or windows 10 does not allow this.

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Old 10-27-2016, 06:47 PM   #15
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