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    Advice please. Best box for $1200

    I just got my stimulus. I want to design apps. Times are tough and everything is not really open right now. But I need a machine and it would be helpful if it came with kubuntu.
    Thanks for reading.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    It depends on where you live and what kind of dollars you're referring too. Around here, for €1200 I can get such a powerful computer that it will be overkill for almost anything (including heating my room). Programming doesn't require powerful hardware, unless the programs you create require that hardware.

    Most desktop hardware works fine with Ubuntu. Most laptops work fine with Ubuntu too. There are a few things to pay attention to. Very recent hardware (less than a year old) may not always work well with Ubuntu, in particular GPUs and wifi. That's because hardware manufacturers don't always provide Linux drivers, so it takes some time to reverse-engineer them. If you know the components used in a particular computer, you can search their support status in the Linux world.

    There are webshops offering computers with preinstalled Linux. They should be able to deliver in most countries.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    You could try with system76 machines: https://system76.com/ with preinstalled ubuntu or popOS.
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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    It depends on where you live and what kind of dollars you're referring too.
    United States. There is only one store still open around here (Walmart).
    But they Will Not Deliver anything nor ship it to the store.
    So that means buy on web and have it shipped to my door.
    And I want to do it fast so I won’t chip away at the $1200 until it disappears.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Not a support request

    Thread moved to The Cafe.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Quote Originally Posted by Artificial Intelligence View Post
    You could try with https://system76.com/ with preinstalled ubuntu or popOS.
    I got as far as the billing page and it ask for either new card or payment options. I chose new card and pressed Next and it reloads the same page with the error message that you have to state a name.
    There is nowhere to type name or even card number and pressing Next again just reloads the exact same page.
    I’m on an iPhone X.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Desktop or laptop ? As a home builder, I could build a very nice desktop for $1,200 in the U.S.
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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Desktop or laptop ? As a home builder, I cou
    Sorry, the forum booted me (I suppose for being idle). It took another hour to remember how I logged in.
    To answer you:
    I believe you. No thanks.

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Building you own desktop computer is not that difficult, that's why I ask if you are looking for a desktop or laptop. I was not offering to build one.
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can".

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    Re: Advice please. Best box for $1200

    Quote Originally Posted by GreysonB View Post
    Sorry, the forum booted me (I suppose for being idle). It took another hour to remember how I logged in.
    To answer you:
    I believe you. No thanks.
    Solved. I tricked it into letting it fail my credit report and Then it opened a box to input credit card information.

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