[ubuntu-uk] SOT - Pre-installed Linux machine vendors

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Oct 14 15:24:36 UTC 2012

On 14/10/12 16:01, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 13 October 2012 18:00, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I'm looking at the inevitable replacement of my 4 year old Toshiba Satellite
>> laptop in the near future and am looking at purchasing a laptop
>> pre-installed.
>> I'm having grave difficulties finding any vendors in the UK other than Linux
>> Emporium - are there any others?
> It's not something they advertise as of yet, but if you talk to
> Simplicity Computers, they should be able to sort you out. Not a big
> range but if they model they do appeals...
> Mention my name as the person who sent you! Otherwise they might not
> know what you're talking about. Wayne Cooper is probably a good chap
> to talk to.
> http://www.simplicitycomputers.co.uk/

Liam, the 'Ubuntu compatible'  market might be a very useful 
supplementary  business line for them. I personally do not need a 
preinstall nor any support, but as Gordon finds, I also would need a 
verified Ubuntu compatible laptop at some time. I can do my own 
install in a trice, but seeking out compat hardware is a hard task. I 
hope it will be worth them considering? There is a significant gap in 
the UK market here.They might get rushed off their feet!
alan cocks

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