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  • I bought from a Linux computer vendor, and I'm glad I did.

    9 2.95%
  • I bought from a Linux computer vendor, and I have mixed feelings about it.

    1 0.33%
  • I bought from a Linux computer vendor, and I regret it.

    1 0.33%
  • I am planning to buy from a Linux computer vendor but don't know which one.

    45 14.75%
  • I am planning to buy from a Linux computer vendor and know exactly what I want.

    18 5.90%
  • I don't know if I will buy from a Linux computer. It depends.

    63 20.66%
  • I'll get a Windows computer just for the selection/hardware

    30 9.84%
  • I'll definitely end up getting a Windows computer, as I need to dual boot

    24 7.87%
  • I'll get an Apple computer and put Ubuntu on it somehow!

    9 2.95%
  • Other

    105 34.43%
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Thread: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

  1. #1
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    How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    A lot of people like me don't like the idea of having to buy a Windows-preloaded computer and then trying to install Linux on it after the fact.

    Unfortunately, when many of us bought our computers, we didn't even have Linux in mind for them.

    Have you bought from a Linux computer vendor? If so, how was it?

    Will you buy from one? If not, why not?

    I'm just curious. Please try to pick the poll option that most approximates your attitude/situation. I've included an "other" option as well.

    By "Linux computer" I mean something like from one of these sites:
    http://www.system76.com
    http://www.emperorlinux.com
    http://www.linuxcertified.com

    By "Windows computer" I mean something like from one of these sites:
    http://www.hp.com
    http://www.dell.com
    http://www.sony.com
    Last edited by aysiu; March 30th, 2006 at 03:28 AM.

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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    For myself when the time comes, and i'm able to buy another machine it will be a WhiteBox/No OS based laptop.
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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    I knew I was missing something! Damn.
    I put Apple in there, but I forgot a bunch of people build their own computers from scratch.

    Sorry I left you out, folks!

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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    Other:

    Since I just use desktop computers, I just build my own. I have complete control on the parts that go in it and I am guaranteed to have a Linux compaitble computer.

    If I ever decide to buy a laptop, I will consider a linux vendor only if I can get the exact setup I want at a competetive price.
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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    aysiu it's cool i think the option of other fits for those who build whitebox rigs.
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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    I bought a white box / no name last December - what a good move that was

    http://www.rfruth.net/resume/compute...y/systemax.txt

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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    Quite frankly, I'll buy the best computer I can get for my money. I'm going to take off whatever OS is loaded on it and put the one of my choice onto it, anyway. I always do. I did it with Windows (rip it off and clean install it), and I'd do it with Linux. Just the way I am.

    Therefore, I chose other

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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    Uh, does Linspire [spit!] count?

    I bought a Linspire [spit!] box last year, 100% purely because I wanted to see if there could be such a thing as a real, functional Linux over-the-counter computer, but it was a dirty joke. The so-called Linspire [spit!] operating system was gutted, stripped down to only the most elemental granny functions and still didn't work that well with the hardware, particularly the riser modem -- which worked about as badly as a modem can possibly work and still be detected as operational. The other hardware wasn't really installed at all. The video was running on VESA. The stuff "worked," but not properly. It wasn't configured. Bah!

    I put Ubuntu 5.04 on it and it was sort of sub-adequate. 5.10 Live seems to work remarkably well on it, but I haven't installed it, as I'm waiting for 6.06. I chucked the modem and have DSL, plus I got an nVidia video card and more memory.
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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    I had to choose 'other'. I have never seen linux-computers for sale in Finland, except one company selling firewall machines built from used parts..

    Anyway, I prefer to build my own computers. From bulk parts, when possible

    But if I wanted a laptop, I'd like to get one with Linux. That would save me the time it takes to remove Windows, and all ugly windows stickers

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    Re: How do Linux preloaded computers figure into your life?

    i allways build from parts for desktops, but whenever i get myself a lappy i'll definatly buy a linux lappy, even if it costs more and isn't as powerfull. when you beleave in som't you have to follow it though, else your just part of the problem.

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