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    Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    How are Dell with their Ubuntu systems? Are there better places? I am looking for one that's not too expensive, like $700-ish. I'm going to use it for general use, browsing the internet, some homework, maybe a little GIMP-editing. Any suggestions are welcome.

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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Try either Dell or System76 (system76.com)
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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    I'd second Dell. Sadly in the UK they don't have as much choice as they do in the USA.
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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Try either Dell or System76 (system76.com)
    Besides those two, people have mentioned za reason computers, and emperor linux.
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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Okay, I'm looking at Dell and they seem to have good laptops, however I noticed this:
    Ubuntu
    Windows
    both starting at $699. The only difference in them that I can find is this:
    the Ubuntu has 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 while the Windows has 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 and 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450. Don't know much about hardware but it seems like Ubuntu, the OS that they get for free, for the same price is worse. Any thoughts on this?

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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by S3loth View Post
    Okay, I'm looking at Dell and they seem to have good laptops, however I noticed this:
    Ubuntu
    Windows
    both starting at $699. The only difference in them that I can find is this:
    the Ubuntu has 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 while the Windows has 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 and 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450. Don't know much about hardware but it seems like Ubuntu, the OS that they get for free, for the same price is worse. Any thoughts on this?
    this has been a big topic EVERYWHERE, please dont turn this tread into another "dell ubuntu vs windows prices" thread...

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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    I read that one reason Dell Ubuntu computers are more expensive is that those computers don't get paid by other companies to put their software on the computer. That other software is known as crapware.
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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    lol, okay.

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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    I read that one reason Dell Ubuntu computers are more expensive is that those computers don't get paid by other companies to put their software on the computer. That other software is known as crapware.

    I also believe someone told me Dell charges a fee for codecs, etc. To comply with (whoever). I would spend a few minutes toll free and talk to a Dell rep. Couldn't hurt. I'm glad Dell offers Linux. I doubt if Mike would have gotten away with it in the early 90's. MS would have "banished" them.

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    Re: Best place to buy an Ubuntu laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    I read that one reason Dell Ubuntu computers are more expensive is that those computers don't get paid by other companies to put their software on the computer. That other software is known as crapware.
    In other words you are paying extra not to be annoyed. Heh, It never bothered me because the first thing I did when I bought my Dell from w*lm*rt was pop in an Ubuntu disk. I never saw any of the crapware or Vista for that matter. It was good.

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