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Sef
September 14th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Below are three lists of companies that sell computer with Ubuntu preinstalled.

List A is companies that have been 1) mentioned positively numerous times in these forums, and 2) around a while.

List B is all other companies that do not meet the criteria in list A.

List C is either Worldwide or Continent and Region or Countries.

Ubuntuforums and Canonical make no guarantees as to the quality of the computers, the company's service record, or any other direct or implied guarantees concerning the companies mentioned below. It is simply a list of companies that sell preinstalled Ubuntu computers.

List A

Company Name Ships To

Dell - Spain (http://www.dell.es/ubuntu) Spain

Dell - U.K (http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&%7Eck=mn). U.K.

Dell - U.S. (http://dell.com/ubuntu) U.S.

Emperor Linux (http://www.emperorlinux.com/) Worldwide

System76 (http://www.system76.com/) U.S. and Canada

Za Reason (http://www.zareason.com/) Worldwide

LIst B

eRacks Open Source Systems (http://www.eracks.com/) - Worldwide

GGS-Data (http://www.ggsdata.se/) - Sweden

J&N Computer Services (http://jncs.com) - USA

Linux Certified (http://linuxcertified.com/) - USA

List C

Worldwide

Emperor Linux (http://www.emperorlinux.com/)

eRacks Open Source Systems (http://www.eracks.com/) - Worldwide

Za Reason (http://www.zareason.com/)

Europe

Dell Spain (http://www.dell.es/ubuntu)

Dell U.K. (http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&%7Eck=mn)

GGS-Data (http://www.ggsdata.se/) - Sweden

North America

Canada

System76 (http://www.system76.com/)

Mexico

U.S.

Dell (http://dell.com/ubuntu)

J&N Computer Services (http://jncs.com)

Linux Certified (http://linuxcertified.com/)

System76 (http://www.system76.com/)




If you want a company, including yours added, please post your company name with a link, and in what countries or regions do you sell your computers. It will be posted in List B.

Darrell Lawrence
September 17th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Very useful info. Thank you for sharing. If you are in the market for a new computer please consider buying one with Ubuntu or your favorite flavor of Linux preloaded. It has the advantage of all your hardware working. It also helps to make it profitable for companies to offer computers with Linux preloaded.

I love the Dell laptop that I purchased with Ubuntu 8.04 preloaded.

Darrell

SSVegito888
September 17th, 2008, 08:38 PM
I wish Sony, Toshiba, and HP came Preinstalled with Ubuntu.

cknight
September 21st, 2008, 03:38 PM
Dell also sells Ubuntu loaded laptops to the UK:

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

Sef
September 21st, 2008, 11:50 PM
cknight Dell also sells Ubuntu loaded laptops to the UK:

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/to...n&s=dhs&~ck=mn (http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&%7Eck=mn)

Thank you. I added Dell to post 1.

EvanStz
September 22nd, 2008, 12:08 PM
Dell also sells Ubuntu in some laptops and desktops for spain.

http://www.dell.es/ubuntu

I imagine it's the same in many other countries.

bill516
September 23rd, 2008, 12:47 AM
J&N Computer Services, Fairport N.Y., should be added to list B. They are on the web as jncs.com. I have ordered four computers from them over the last 8 (?) years. They are reliable and they take good care of their customers. Safe people with whom to deal in my experience.

BTW, my daughter is still using the first computer they built for me because, as she explains, it is the "always works" machine.

Sef
September 23rd, 2008, 07:51 AM
Thank you. Added posts 6 and 7 to Post 1.

LinuxKnight
September 26th, 2008, 03:51 AM
www.eracks.com

http://eracks.com/press/070216?session=27002512353290190

atomo133
September 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM
what??
why is this happening anyway??
linux is supposed to be FREE of charge!!
isn t this a way to make you pay for linux??

Sef
September 26th, 2008, 11:56 PM
what??
why is this happening anyway??
linux is supposed to be FREE of charge!!
isn t this a way to make you pay for linux??

That is not correct. Free in GNU/Linux terms means personal freedom, not no cost.

It is perfectly legal to sell GNU/Linux and make money from selling it.

From GNU (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html):


Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:


The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms. Thus, you should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution, to anyone anywhere (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html#exportcontrol). Being free to do these things means (among other things) that you do not have to ask or pay for permission.

Sef
September 27th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Added eRacks.

downisthenewup
September 28th, 2008, 04:44 AM
I just bought a Dell XPS M1530, with the upgraded processor and LED screen. I have very high hopes for Ubuntu, and this will be my first time using it. I am also really excited to learn how to use it to its full potential.

surelock22
October 5th, 2008, 12:06 PM
My thinking is that I'm gonna start buying used laptops that are P4's or older, load up Linux in one form or another (shucks, I may make it up to the buyer), and sell them to make some extra cash. Alot of people have old laptops that they think are "useless" but really, they're only useless because they run the system hog M$ Windows XP (and they want Vista or something crazier: a Mac).

For what most PC users use their PC's for 90% of the time (surfin' the net!), a P3 or Celeron can run fine, as long as it has Linux runnin' on it. Far fewer problems, and easier to diagnose the problems if ever there are any.

Sef
October 5th, 2008, 03:42 PM
I just bought a Dell XPS M1530, with the upgraded processor and LED screen. I have very high hopes for Ubuntu, and this will be my first time using it. I am also really excited to learn how to use it to its full potential.

Welcome. Please ask any questions that you have here, no matter how simple or complex they are.


My thinking is that I'm gonna start buying used laptops that are P4's or older, load up Linux in one form or another (shucks, I may make it up to the buyer), and sell them to make some extra cash. Alot of people have old laptops that they think are "useless" but really, they're only useless because they run the system hog M$ Windows XP (and they want Vista or something crazier: a Mac).

For what most PC users use their PC's for 90% of the time (surfin' the net!), a P3 or Celeron can run fine, as long as it has Linux runnin' on it. Far fewer problems, and easier to diagnose the problems if ever there are any.

That is true about many people. Good luck with venture.

andybleaden
October 6th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I just bought a Dell XPS M1530, with the upgraded processor and LED screen. I have very high hopes for Ubuntu, and this will be my first time using it. I am also really excited to learn how to use it to its full potential.

I for one would be interested to here how you get on as I am looking to upgrade and promised myself I would buy a non windows pc if I could ...got a quote for the inspiron 530 but have heard mixed views on the dell machines and support is 'patchy'

strankan
October 8th, 2008, 07:37 AM
www.ggsdata.se sells laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled in Sweden.

Sef
October 8th, 2008, 08:02 AM
www.ggsdata.se (http://www.ggsdata.se/) sells laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled in Sweden.

Added.

king EZi
October 9th, 2008, 10:10 AM
what??
why is this happening anyway??
linux is supposed to be FREE of charge!!
isn t this a way to make you pay for linux??

I don't think it is, most companies sell linux machines a lot cheaper than with other OS like windoze :lolflag:

davidw89
October 9th, 2008, 01:47 PM
wtf none in Australia?

linux_tech
October 11th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Just buy a new laptop, exchange the hard drive with a new one, ubuntu on it, and viola you have ubuntu laptop. You can always reinstall the original hd if you wish. The fun is in getting it all setup, when you buy a preconfigured unit you are limiting yourself plus missing out on the experience of setting it up.

mroski
October 11th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Acer is also selling laptops with Ubuntu installed, at least for Latin America, check this link (the only one I found in English, sorry):

LINK (http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquirer/news/2007/07/31/acer-installs-ubuntu)

Sef
October 12th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Acer is also selling laptops with Ubuntu installed, at least for Latin America, check this link (the only one I found in English, sorry):

Please provide a site where Ubuntu installed computers can be bought. The site does not have to be in English.


Just buy a new laptop, exchange the hard drive with a new one, ubuntu on it, and viola you have ubuntu laptop. You can always reinstall the original hd if you wish. The fun is in getting it all setup, when you buy a preconfigured unit you are limiting yourself plus missing out on the experience of setting it up.

That's exactly why preinstalled Ubuntu computers are needed. For most people, the experience of setting Ubuntu up is more of a headache than it is worth - no matter how easy it is.

Sef
October 14th, 2008, 08:08 AM
it would e such a nice thing, a lot of my friends dont want to install ubuntu because it is too complicated, so this would increase its popularity and make it more common.

Complicated? I hope they never have to install Windows.

spawn.
October 14th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Even pre-installed, new audiences would remove linux and boot Windows the moment they encounter command lines, unresolved dependencies, unfamiliar file types, and unexpected compatibility issues with certain sites or media. I suppose Wine would be included in the respository or already configured. It takes a really pissed off MS user to stay the course...

abdeali
October 15th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Even pre-installed, new audiences would remove linux and boot Windows the moment they encounter command lines, unresolved dependencies, unfamiliar file types, and unexpected compatibility issues with certain sites or media. I suppose Wine would be included in the respository or already configured. It takes a really pissed off MS user to stay the course...
that's true. If it weren't for the fact that Vista used to hog up all my resources, used to take eons to boot up, and cost $300, I would never have considered Ubuntu. Plus I still have a few problems (sd card and internal mic)

spawn.
October 15th, 2008, 06:53 AM
You know what would be nice, if Windows was open source and offered separate functional packs for users with specific needs...I'd jump on that. It would be better to have a Windows OS (bare bones, no bloat ware) - and only purchase the software you'll actually use or want. I never liked doing re-installs to remove the garbage. MS could arguably earn more from separate package bundles than forcing consumers to spend $300-400 at once.

mr.farenheit
October 15th, 2008, 05:29 PM
i wonder not so much of which companies but the fact that what does ubuntu run on better, a brand name pc or a home made....or a mac if your into that sort of thing.

peterthewolf
October 17th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Have tried to wake up Dell to this problem but no response.

Basically why does the biggest pc seller to offer pre-installed ubuntu have a website that is unusable to linux users in the UK - it may be unusable else as well.

I use Ubuntu 8.04 with Firefox (tried both 2 and 3) via broadband and I can get to the Dell home page but little else it just hangs with the status bar at about 60%

Sef
October 18th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Have tried to wake up Dell to this problem but no response.

Basically why does the biggest pc seller to offer pre-installed ubuntu have a website that is unusable to linux users in the UK - it may be unusable else as well.

I use Ubuntu 8.04 with Firefox (tried both 2 and 3) via broadband and I can get to the Dell home page but little else it just hangs with the status bar at about 60%

I have no problem bringing it up with Epiphany on Intrepid Ibex. I wonder if there is a connection problem. Have you tried since to get it?

pirattrev
October 23rd, 2008, 04:14 AM
what??
why is this happening anyway??
linux is supposed to be FREE of charge!!
isn t this a way to make you pay for linux??

the computers cost a ton less and there's no fee I think on "linux" if there is any profit margin from having linux vs windows on it they probably attribute it to support and having it installed in the first place. So the linux bit is still free, but there's no law about making profit on service, that's like half of IBM's linux strategy, service and support

Capt. Mac
October 23rd, 2008, 05:45 AM
I'd like to suggest a company to add to the list.
http://linuxcertified.com/
The company is LinuxCertified, Inc. and they ship to the US. I recently purchased their LC2100S with Ubuntu pre-installed and was very satisfied. With a 12-inch screen and weighing in at 4 lbs it has nearly all the portability of a netbook while maintaining itself well as a full-function laptop.

They have been selling Linux laptops since 2003 (http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/5274/1/). They are listed as an Ubuntu Affiliate (http://webapps.ubuntu.com/partners/system/#na) and a Lenovo Business Partner (http://bplocator.lenovo.com/et.cfm?eid=934).

Sef
October 23rd, 2008, 06:40 AM
Linux Certified added.