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Postby twager » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:05 pm

I am looking to buy a new box and would like any recommendations for a uk
supplier who is conversant with Linux. I used to build my own machines but due to age restraints I find it impossible now..I am in the UK and have googled but not much success so am wondering if anyone on this list might help
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Postby johnhudson » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:18 pm

Have you looked at http://linuxpreloaded.com/? They list suppliers from all over the world including a few in the UK.
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Postby twager » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:26 am

johnhudson wrote:Have you looked at http://linuxpreloaded.com/? They list suppliers from all over the world including a few in the UK.

Thanks for the reply..I had looked at this site but no a lot on it..
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Postby MartyBartfast » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:06 am

I'm sure http://www.novatech.co.uk/ used to offer systems with Linux installed, but they don't seem to now, and I can't say whether they're conversant with Linux. However they do sell them with no OS, thus saving ~£80 on the price of a Windows box. Installing Linux on a virgin box shouldn't be too problematic.
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:16 pm

Indeed, Novatech even have a Linux section to their forum, where people discuss compatibility of kit, among other things.
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Postby twager » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:41 am

Rhakios wrote:Indeed, Novatech even have a Linux section to their forum, where people discuss compatibility of kit, among other things.

Thanks for the replies..I have also found umipc which suppiles boxes with
Ubuntu ready installed !!
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Re: New computer

Postby buteman » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:05 pm

I know this is probably too late for the OP but
http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk
sell desktops and laptops with Linux installed.
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Re: New computer

Postby ajgreeny » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:20 pm

Also have a look at:-
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/f ... p?32-Linux

I have a desktop macghine from them with Xubuntu running brilliantly, though it also manages Ubuntu with no difficulty; I just don't like the unity desktop, hence Xubuntu.

I came with no OS (actually with Win 7 for testing purposes, but no licence for that included) so saved £80 on that. It's an Intel i5-3570K using the on board graphics, with 1TB HDD and 8GB ram, so no slouch, and does all I ask of it very fast. PCS are very good to work with and they allow you to customise the specs of your machine on their web-site.

Highly recommended! Have a good look at their site.
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