You know how Orca thinks about special dedicated Linux hardware … still it seems a nice way to create a sizeable profit from putting basically free software on standard hardware. So, you, the esteemed consumer, can save 5 minutes time you’d otherwise use to install a better Linux system or even Windows on the precious new lappy. LOL. Anyhoo, selling and purchasing Windows-free computers that are proven and guaranteed to run Linux isn’t a bad idea per se. Not everyone can be a stuntperson, many people prefer to buy a ready-made system like they are used to from Windows.
And exactly for those
cowards dummies people UK-based Entroware have two new laptops in their lineup:
I don’t know exactly what barebones Entroware uses; probably Clevo or MSI, so it’s a good and sturdy choice anyway. And as long as the prices aren’t too outlandishly steep I don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t buy from small “manufacturers” like Entroware (UK) or System 76 (USA) or Schenker (GER) or similar or any of the national equivalents in your country of origin.
In fact this is a very favourable way for your first steps in the GNU/Linux environment. You’ll have a preinstalled Linux on dedicated hardware, and your original Windows machine stays untouched. No confusion, no danger. Perfect. And in the unthinkable case of you not falling madly in love with Linux, hey, no problem: You can always just put a fukn Windows on it.