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List of Linux OEMs

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This is a compiled list of OEMs that sell x86 systems complete with Linux installed in the US or EU, feel free to post below adding any more you've heard of and I'll put it on here. The advantages of this are that you get full Linux support (doubt you'd need it though) and you theoretically don't pay the price of Windows.
(note: this doesn't include resellers that buy OEM stuff and put Linux on it)




(kinda sad when the intro is longer than the list)
SolusIgnis
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i7-3820 ASRock X79 Extreme6 XFX Reference 6950 AMD Entertainment Edition 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Cosair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro HannSpree HF205 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
ASUS VH239H 1920x1080 ASUS VH239H 1920x1080 CMStorm Quick Fire Pro, Cherry MX Blue Thermaltake Oversoar RX-I 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
MadCatz RAT 9 Saitek Cyborg V.5 Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog TrackIR 5 
Other
Saitek Pro Combat Pedals 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Marvell PXA510 D2Plug DDR3 
Optical DriveCooling
Pssh! Who needs optical drives Passive 
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i386 MS-DOS 
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SolusIgnis
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2 Watts
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Huh?!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3820 ASRock X79 Extreme6 XFX Reference 6950 AMD Entertainment Edition 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 Cosair H80 Windows 8.1 Pro HannSpree HF205 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
ASUS VH239H 1920x1080 ASUS VH239H 1920x1080 CMStorm Quick Fire Pro, Cherry MX Blue Thermaltake Oversoar RX-I 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
MadCatz RAT 9 Saitek Cyborg V.5 Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog TrackIR 5 
Other
Saitek Pro Combat Pedals 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Marvell PXA510 D2Plug DDR3 
Optical DriveCooling
Pssh! Who needs optical drives Passive 
CPUOS
i386 MS-DOS 
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Dude wth?! I already made a longer list. Check the "essentials" link.

It's there.
     
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Core i3 2370M Intel HD3000M Elpida 4GB DDR3 1333 Toshiba 5400RPM 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Generic DVDRW Kubuntu x64bit Win7 Home Premium 64bit Bodhi Linux 64bit 
Case
Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AthlonIIX4 640 3.62GHz (250x14.5) 2.5GHz NB Asus M4A785TD-M EVO MSI GTX275 (Stock 666) 8GBs of GSkill 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4GBs of Adata 1333 Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB WD Caviar Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG 8X BDR (WHL08S20) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Kubuntu x64 Windows 7 x64 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Bodhi Linux x64 Acer G215H (1920x1080) Seasonic 520 HAF912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
N450 1.8GHz AC and 1.66GHz batt ASUS proprietary for 1001P GMA3150 (can play bluray now!?) 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
160GB LGLHDLBDRE32X Bodhi Linux Fedora LXDE 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu SLAX 1280x600 + Dell 15inch Excellent! 
PowerCase
6 cells=6-12hrs and a charger 1001P MU17 Black 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i3 2370M Intel HD3000M Elpida 4GB DDR3 1333 Toshiba 5400RPM 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Generic DVDRW Kubuntu x64bit Win7 Home Premium 64bit Bodhi Linux 64bit 
Case
Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AthlonIIX4 640 3.62GHz (250x14.5) 2.5GHz NB Asus M4A785TD-M EVO MSI GTX275 (Stock 666) 8GBs of GSkill 1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4GBs of Adata 1333 Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB WD Caviar Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG 8X BDR (WHL08S20) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Kubuntu x64 Windows 7 x64 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Bodhi Linux x64 Acer G215H (1920x1080) Seasonic 520 HAF912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
N450 1.8GHz AC and 1.66GHz batt ASUS proprietary for 1001P GMA3150 (can play bluray now!?) 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
160GB LGLHDLBDRE32X Bodhi Linux Fedora LXDE 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu SLAX 1280x600 + Dell 15inch Excellent! 
PowerCase
6 cells=6-12hrs and a charger 1001P MU17 Black 
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post #3 of 5
Most places still charge you the same, I say buy a Windows version, get a free Windows key and hold onto it for lulz. Then if you ever want to sell the laptop/computer, it's as simple as 1-2-3 and you have a Windows machine that'll sell like a hotcake.
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Most places still charge you the same, I say buy a Windows version, get a free Windows key and hold onto it for lulz. Then if you ever want to sell the laptop/computer, it's as simple as 1-2-3 and you have a Windows machine that'll sell like a hotcake.

The problem with that is then your Windows key counts as a Windows sale and thus contributes towards Microsoft's market share in OS usage statistics (the same statistics which the uninformed band about as fact - such as one troll has done in here in recent weeks).

I know sometimes it's more hassle than it's worth trying to get Linux pre-installs or even blank systems but I definitely think it's worth trying, if just out of principle. Then, if you can't find a decent system, by all means go with a Windows bundle.
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Yes, Dell still offers certain models with the Ubuntu option, however, they only seem to do so with low end machines...
    
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 3210M Intel HD 4000 + ASUS GTX 650 Ti (eGPU) 8GB GSkill DDR3 128GB Crucial M4 SSD 
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Windows 7 + OS X 10.8 + Ubuntu 12.04 22" Samsung LED Logitech G15 v2 Gigabyte GM-8000 
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Logitech Surround Sound 
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Intel Core i5 3210M Intel HD 4000 + ASUS GTX 650 Ti (eGPU) 8GB GSkill DDR3 128GB Crucial M4 SSD 
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Windows 7 + OS X 10.8 + Ubuntu 12.04 22" Samsung LED Logitech G15 v2 Gigabyte GM-8000 
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Logitech Surround Sound 
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