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Andrew79
June 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM
I know that dell currently sells theirs with ubuntu, but they come with 7.10, someone said HP, but I went and asked on the live chat, and alas..no....so who else sells without being suckered into Fista?

PinkFloyd102489
June 5th, 2008, 10:59 PM
HP only deals in Red Hat and will laugh in your face if you mention any other distro.

System76 preloads Ubuntu but their cheapest laptop is 12 inches and $999 starting price.

darth_indy
June 5th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Dell is the first one that comes to mind. Mostly because that's where I got mine, way back when they were starting with Feisty. I've had an excellent experience with it, and so has another friend that ordered it from Dell.

You can find it at http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

It's kinda hard to find on the site otherwise. A base laptop system is $549, and a desktop is $509.

I'd definitely recommend it to anyone. Best of all? You don't usually have to deal with Dell support, as you have these wonderful forums! I haven't called Dell once (except when chocolate melted to the bottom once... but that's another story), and all my problems have been solved here.

Sef
June 5th, 2008, 11:04 PM
System76 (http://system76.com) sells Ubuntu, and they install Hardy Heron.

EmperorLinux (http://Emperorlinux.com/) is another with a Hardy Heron install.

tedrogers
June 5th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Why though? There are plenty of recommended specs on this forum...if you need "known working hardware" you could just look about a bit, buy what you need and install for free (as in beer).

aliayaz
June 5th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Why would you want a pre loaded ubuntu pc ? if i may ask ?

Andrew79
June 5th, 2008, 11:12 PM
i was not so much looking as in a pre loaded, but ubuntu friendly, or ready so to say, instead of frankenstiening a winders os pc. that way, i know it is all ready to go with the basics

Sef
June 5th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Why would you want a pre loaded ubuntu pc ? if i may ask ?

Because everything will work out of the box (OOTB.)

napalm brain
June 5th, 2008, 11:13 PM
The hardware will be 100% compatible. That small advantage saves one a great deal of hassle.

Andrew79
June 5th, 2008, 11:18 PM
i have loaded 7.10, then upgraded to 8.04 and I will never buy a winders OS again. I just have had some issues, and not being one who has too much time or patience, like the last couple of posts said, it all works out of the box. I am one of the ones who is no so much against winders, more just feed up with an inferior product, much like a toyota instead of a chevy!Better products mean better lives

darth_indy
June 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM
I can't speak for Andrew79, but I can think of quite a few reasons:

*If you need a new machine anyways, you might as well buy it with Linux preinstalled
*Some (or perhaps most) people are afraid of opening up their boxes and modding them
*Some (or most) people don't like dealing with the install
*It's a good way of guaranteeing all the hardware will work

I dunno if those are the original poster's reasons, but they're the reasons I recommend it to friends and family. And complete strangers. *grin* (That and it's a lot easier on me when I'm the free tech support)

stchman
June 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM
I know that dell currently sells theirs with ubuntu, but they come with 7.10, someone said HP, but I went and asked on the live chat, and alas..no....so who else sells without being suckered into Fista?

My Toshiba A205-S5859 works very well with Hardy OOB.

Wireless, ethernet, card reader(SD only), X3100 (Compiz works), webcam and both microphones, Intel audio (headphone jack sense).

It is a Core 2 Duo laptop with 2GB RAM and a DVD burner.

darth_indy
June 5th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Dell should offer Hardy (8.04) by the end of the month, if I recall correctly from my Gizmodo/Lifehacker feeds.