[Tuxaloosa] Linux laptop - sold without Windows?
allen at ua.edu
Fri Sep 30 19:34:31 UTC 2011
I have not ordered from these guys, but I have heard good things about
them. The price seems a bit high for what you get, though. Also the
lack of AMD CPUs is an issue for me.
I would never order a Thinkpad these days.. after Lenovo ate and
digested the IBM PC division, quality and customer service has gone down
the drain. It is a shame, because Thinkpads were so awesome just a few
years back. I have had multiple bad experiences with the Lenovo
equivalent of the Dell OptiPlex line, and have written them off as a
The University of Alabama
On 09/30/2011 02:20 PM, Cameron Purvis wrote:
> 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 money.
> 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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