[ubuntu-uk] Choice of laptop

Gareth France gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk
Tue Nov 4 15:42:17 UTC 2014

Thanks. I've seen what I'd like but it's in PC world. I really don't 
think I can make a purchase if it is effectively an endorsement of 
Windows 8! I'm sure there must be another way.

On 04/11/14 15:39, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 3 November 2014 13:57, Gareth France <gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk> wrote:
>> I firmly believe part of the problem with Linux adoption is that we all go
>> out, buy Windows machines and then wipe them. This sends out the message to
>> manufacturers that we want Windows on our machines and so the cycle
>> continues.
>> I'm looking to purchase a laptop shortly and would much prefer to buy a
>> machine with Linux pre-installed but of course choice is limited. I was
>> wondering what budget machines are available and recommended. Yes I know
>> Dell will sell me one for a sqillion pounds but I'm looking to spend about
>> £500.
> It might take some negotiation, but I know that these guys are capable of it:
> http://www.wessexcomputers.com/
> Ask for Wayne if they are balky, and tell him I sent you.
> I know they can do it because they are the hardware arm behind this:
> http://www.simplicitycomputers.co.uk/
> ... And those machines are shipped with Mint or Ubuntu GNOME.
> This is a general offer, by the way. I am, or rather used to be,
> involved with Simplicity and have worked in Wessex's offices many
> time. But there is no kickback or anything to me in this deal!

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