[Tuxaloosa] Linux laptop - sold without Windows?

Beddingfield, Allen 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 
never-do-business-with-again company.

Allen B.

Allen Beddingfield
Systems Engineer
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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