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    Buying a laptop.

    I've been looking into buying a laptop but I'm wondering if there is a site where I can buy one that is cheaper with no OS installed on it.

    Any links, ideas, etc.?

    Thank you.

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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    Syracuse, NY
    one word ebay
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    Linux User truoc444's Avatar
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    Southern Roots, Stuck in the Mountains
    are you looking for new, used, refurbished? i know finding one used without an os is really easy. Dell for example sells refurbs without an os (

    it's called the dell outlet.
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    thanks, guys (or girls).

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    Speed School of Engineering
    267 sells laptops preloaded with ubuntu.

    The other option is always build it yourself, ASUS makes barebones kits for laptops, just look into them first and make sure Linux will run ok on it.
    I was thinking about the Z92Km for my next laptop (Turion64, Geforce 7300, 15" widescreen)

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Which territory are you in?

    You can always investigate building your own - then you get the spec you absolutely want, rather than some compromise (e.g. no ATI video...). Take a look at Toms hardward for a few pointers here.

    If you're in the UK, you could do a lot worse than look at ebuyer, the do some real budget laptops, with Linux pre-installed.
    Linux user #126863 - see

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    Sager 4780.

    I finally dual booted with XP and Mandriva.

    Check their site for new systems.

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