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Re: [vox] New laptop

I have a System 76 Gazelle that has served me well. The biggest drawbacks are weight (> 5 pounds), shape (big and clunky), and system 76's drivers are supported on ubuntu only. You can install another distro and most things will work fine, but you might run into issues with the webcam, suspend/resume, and keyboard control for volume/brightness/wireless. I should note though that even though it's a little big, they make good use of the space and the keyboard is more comfortable for me than smaller laptops.

Keeping in mind the above caveats, I recommend at least taking a look at what they have to offer. They make powerful/stable machines at a good price.

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd@gmail.com> wrote:
Call Dell.  They have Linux laptops and no O/S laptops (actually they come with freedos) available. 

On 6 January 2013 10:44, jim <jim@well.com> wrote:

For the last five or so years I've bought
my machines from Zareason in Berkeley. I
like them because they thoroughly vet the
matches of distros and machines.

On Sun, 2013-01-06 at 17:00 +0100, Vincenzo Ampolo wrote:
> On 01/05/2013 11:15 PM, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> > I haven't bought a new laptop in years and now I'm considering one.
> > Does anyone have a preferred vendor, hopefully one where I can buy a
> > laptop that doesn't have a certain OS pre-installed?
> Some dells come with ubuntu ;)

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