Are there any laptops available with Linux preloaded? I’m looking to buy a new laptop for Xmas for my daughter and, have been looking at Chromebook. But I would prefer Linux OS. If it’s possible to get a laptop with Linux is it worth the price?
Novatech are a great firm, but they’re not that cheap
It might not be the £80 saving you’re expecting, might only be ~£30
I agree with Galaxy - if you’d accept second-hand, you’ll get a much more powerful product for the price, and you can just wipe Windows off of it when it arrives. Although it does defeat the point of “pre-installed”, lol
If you have access to your own car, I’d suggest Gumtree or eBay (look for local sales), and inspect them before parting with cash. As you’re doing a full wipe-and-replace with Linux, installation will be a piece of cake (assuming Ubuntu-based such as Mint or Peppermint or even Ubuntu itself)
Intel Core i3-4000M CPU 2.4GHz
12GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
Supports up to 16GB
2 x DIMM sockets (used)
1TB 2.5" SATA HDD
No Operating System included
Tell me about it … I cannot shift my missus off Windows either even though I’m the one that has to keep fixing it, and to make matters worse she’s discovered teamviewer so I’m now all her fekbook friends free tech support too :o
I had a similar issue with my wife when I told her I was moving our pc over to Linux. She said she’d buy herself a laptop with Windows on and use that and I said, “Fine - as long as you’re prepared to do the maintenance and upkeep yourself, then go ahead!” It went quiet for a bit…
Upshot - nearly 3 years in with Mint 17 on the pc, Zorin on my laptop and Peppermint 5 on her netbook and she’s as happy as Larry!
Truth is she can’t tell an o/s from a conker but that doesn’t matter - as long as she can do her surfing, letter writing and banking and she’s safe online then she’s fine! And, my workload is reduced to a minimum - no more worrying over virus threats and vulnerabilities or BSOD’s