[Tuxaloosa] Linux laptop - sold without Windows?

Cameron Purvis cameron.purvis at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 19:20:24 UTC 2011

I've been asked about buying a laptop with Linux - specifically, buying a
laptop with *no* Windows attached.  The easiest thing in my book is pick the
one that 'feels' the best, make sure it's compatible, and run with it, but I
think that part of the point in this purchase is for him to not give MS any

Dell appears to have one single Vostro 13.3" n-Series (ubuntu pre-installed,
I think).  Dell's kind of a known quantity for better or worse.  Does anyone
have any recommendation for a pre-installed Linux laptop?

It's tempting to tell him to just order a ThinkPad and have it delivered to
me to set up, then scrape the Windows stickers off and preinstall whatever
distro he wants.  I'm not sure how much of the point, as I said, is just
avoiding MS completely.
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