I know where I’ll buy my next Laptop

I’m a big fan of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Among other reasons, it’s easy to use, and all the programs are free– Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, you name it– they have open-source equivalents that kick butt and are easy and painless to install for free. Now, a company called System76 is offering Notebooks and Laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed and with full hardware technical support. Go Linux! If you’re shopping for a new computer, think of them.

6 Responses to “I know where I’ll buy my next Laptop”

And just so, I have purchased a Koala Mini (a linux-based Mac mini clone) from them. Huzzah!

Paradoxdruid - February 22nd, 2006 at 8:53 am

How cute!

Mallorn - February 22nd, 2006 at 10:31 am

Wow, you didn’t even mention how you’re going to best utilize it’s tiny size by hooking it up to the TV! I can’t believe that’s all you posted about your beloved Koala Mini after incessantly drooling over, and then finally purchasing, it.

I’m glad you’re so excited about it, even if you didn’t write much to that effect 🙂

Teisha - February 23rd, 2006 at 10:00 am

I figured that I’d save my manic ravings for when it actually arrived… Then I can include “action photos” and stuff. Woo!

But yes, drooling with anticipation. Along with the recent revival of my GPS Map navigator for my car and running Windows virtualized inside Linux at work, I’m in geek heaven.

Paradoxdruid - February 23rd, 2006 at 3:15 pm

It is pretty cool to see someone selling computers with linux on them. I’ve been thinking about getting a laptop to use as a lab computer when I go to grad school. I’ve gotten used to using linux since I made the switch last summer and wasn’t liking the prospect of most computers coming with windows preinstalled since I would probably almost never use it.

Lately I’ve actually become a bit of a Arch Linux fan over ubuntu. Though that’s probably mostly because I’ve moved into the phase of learning linux where I want to learn how to tweak things, and being a more stripped down system arch is a bit more conducive to that. Ubuntu was a real good for me to start with linux on though

mcmillan - February 23rd, 2006 at 8:07 pm

yo andrew! hey I started a new blog recently, think you might like some of my posts. check it out

chris l. - March 5th, 2006 at 11:20 am

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