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    Preinstalled Ubuntu

    Hi Folks,

    I was wondering if anyone has a preference among preinstalled Linux vendors and if so why?
    I'm taking a trip to the US this summer and plan on buying an Ubuntu laptop while I am there.
    I'm leaning toward zareason over System76 because zareason will install 12.04.

    I'm curious to know what other people think and if anyone can directly comment on their experience with either vendor.
    Thank you,
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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    And how will you handle warranty claims 'if' something goes wrong, ship it back & forth?

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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    I bought 8 laptops from this place a few years ago and all worked out quite well
    http://www.linucity.com/Scripts/default.asp

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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    System 76 would require over seas shipping to the U.S. , so you would be better of buying where you are .The previous post looks promising if you want to buy in the U.S.
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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    @mips How would I handle warranty claims if I installed Ubuntu on a Windows machine that I buy in Sweden? I'm pretty sure trying to get a manufacture to honor a warranty after I've changed the OS is nearly impossible. Am I mistaken about this?
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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    System 76 would require over seas shipping to the U.S. , so you would be better of buying where you are .The previous post looks promising if you want to buy in the U.S.
    The thing is, I've only been able to find one preinstalled vendor in Sweden and the price was much much higher than buying in the US.
    Have you guys had problems with System76 or zareason machines?
    Thank you,
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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchyGaijin View Post
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    I'm leaning toward zareason over System76 because zareason will install 12.04....
    Just a small point here - will zareason still be installing the old LTS, given that the new one will release in April - before the summer

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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    Just a small point here - will zareason still be installing the old LTS, given that the new one will release in April - before the summer
    That is a good question. I didn't even think of that.
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    Re: Preinstalled Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    Just a small point here - will zareason still be installing the old LTS, given that the new one will release in April - before the summer
    ZaReason will install any Linux distro and version thereof that you tell them to install.

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