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    As of this year 2013 does anyone know of online sites selling hi-end desktops or workstations with Linux as the OS. Don't want to pay for Windows when I'm just going to erase it. It seems to me somewhere in the cyber world (years ago) there was a vender list, but it was somewhat outta date and I don't remember where I saw it. I was also hoping someone had a good experience with a vendor that they would recommend.

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    Might I recommend buying the components from newegg.com or tigerdirect (or similar) and building the tower yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Might I recommend buying the components from newegg.com or tigerdirect (or similar) and building the tower yourself?
    Heh, was gonna suggest the same about building a system. Newgg has off the shelf PCs with/without an OS and, if into tinkering, they also have DIY PC Combos.

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    These are pretty cool if you can live without a internal dvdrw and are not a tinkerer like I am.

    Sugo Station

    Just use a external usb dvdrw, install the linux of your choice, and you are off to the races.

    For preinstalled Linux laptop. I don't know how long these will be available since Dell got the Micro Soft Loan.

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    Hello

    Don't know of any completed Linux desktop/workstation vendors, but as an alternative, and if you don't want to spend time with searching out compatible components for a do it yourself from scratch box, you can google "barebone pc kits" to get a good listing of vendors that provide assorted kits you can assemble, then you can add your choice of free Linux distros.

    As noted by others above, NewEgg is a very good computer components source. My components nearly always come from there and I've never regretted buying from them.
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    Just browsing the newegg website.
    Foxconn R30-H1 Barebone - Newegg.com
    119.00
    Add video card
    EVGA 01G-P3-N988-TR GeForce 9800 GT HDMI 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com
    69.00
    Add Hard drive
    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com
    59.00
    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104387
    2x4=8GB 54.99
    Grand total $304.00 USD as of 2.24.13 12:04 AM CST.
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    Of course you need Mouse, KB, Monitor......USB sticks and whatnot. Still though, not a bad price. I just did a quick search using the cheapest prices on the front pages...I'm certain you could get cheaper if you really looked hard.
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    You list doesn't include a CPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    You list doesn't include a CPU
    Is there not one in the box? Like I said it was a quick search and I didn't do a thorough job.
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    A good source of Linux workstations, servers, laptops, netbooks, etc: ZaReason Linux Laptops, Desktops, Servers and more
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