Steve Litt on 19 Jun 2015 08:12:22 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux Laptop

If your objective is "Know it works with Linux", there's an alternative
that doesn't involve the 50% to 100% premium you pay, for equivalent
hardware, from the likes of System76 and zareason.

Walk into Costco, see what's on sale, and buy it. They have a 90 day
warranty, and when I asked, I was assured that if it didn't run Linux,
I could bring it back under warranty. For that reason I've bought my
last eight or so laptops from Costco, and have been pleased as punch.

If you have several weeks' warning that you'll need a laptop, so much
the better --- you can keep checking the "on sale" items til you get
just the right thing.


Steve Litt 
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On Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:46:40 -0400
Anthony Martin <> wrote:

> the reason I like the laptops that come with linux is because than I
> know all the hardware will deff work with linux which is one of the
> reasons i like system 76 but even when we got my father in laws
> laptop first thing i did was replace stock ubuntu with ubuntu mate
> 14.10 (current at the time) and even if it was going to be default
> install of ubuntu id still do the install myself so I can have it
> tweaked exactly how I want it. I just think its stupid to have to
> fight to get your hardware to work and i see this as a problem with
> the hardware vendors not linux.
> Anthony Martin
> Jr Linux System Administrator
> (M) 609-410-1168
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Rachel Rawlings
> <> wrote:
> > I tend to spend paltry amounts on laptops, as you may have noticed.
> >
> > My Lenovo Z565 cost $350, and the little HP stream is $200. So even
> > paying the Mickeysoft tax I get a solid cheap machine to wipe out
> > and put Linux on.
> >
> > I have had no problems with Ubuntu on either of them, save the fact
> > that the stream has a bleeding edge wireless chip that is missing
> > Bluetooth support so far in the kernel.
> >
> > While I love the idea of getting a laptop with Linux already
> > installed, it's kinda like buying a house someone else refurbished.
> > Great for some folks, but I just know I'll want to remake a few
> > things, so I'd rather do a gut reno. And if you want Arch you'll
> > have to do that regardless. On Jun 18, 2015 4:52 PM, "Anthony
> > Martin" <> wrote:
> >
> >> I was wondering what everyone's opinion on a laptop specifically
> >> for linux. I know of system76 and the laptop we got my
> >> father-in-law from there is a nice machine but I wanted to know
> >> what options there were.
> >>
> >> Anthony Martin
> >>
> >> Jr Linux System Administrator
> >>
> >> (M) 609-410-1168
> >>

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