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Get a Linux computer: no need to remove (and pay for) all the software you can’t trust! The following vendors sell machines preinstalled with software that’s free as in freedom. This is a hand-picked list with a focus on quality and simplicity.

System76 laptop

System76

A vendor well-known for its sleek laptops and elegant desktops, which come pre-installed with Ubuntu or with an in-house derivative called Pop!_OS.

Flag of the USWorldwideShips to selected countries from the US
ZaReason computer

ZaReason

A variety of robust machines built with love and passion, by people with high standards. The growing company is well-appreciated among the community.

Flag of the USFlag of CanadaShips to the US and Canada
  • Purism sells top-of-range laptops with hardware and software selected specifically to guarantee user privacy and liberties. They are now also developing a Linux smartphone.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
  • ThinkPenguin, a remarkable vendor truly dedicated to software freedom, preinstalls and supports Ubuntu as well as a variety of other GNU/Linux distributions.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US

See also the following vendors, sorted loosely by geographical location:

North America
  • Dell sells several laptops marketed towards developers, preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of the USFlag of CanadaFlag of the European UnionAvailable in North America and most countries of the European region
  • LinuxCertified has a variety of laptops on offer, which they preinstall with the distribution of your choice.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
  • Alpha has a growing range of Linux laptops and desktops on sale.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • Puget Systems can install the Linux distribution of your choice on any of their highly-customized, high-end machines.
    Flag of the USFlag of CanadaShips in the US and Canada
  • LAC Portland (previously Los Alamos Computers) specializes in high-end (ThinkPad) computers, with a variety of configurations and GNU/Linux distributions to choose from.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • EmperorLinux sells an array of medium- to high-end laptops. They ship with their own Linux distribution or a choice of six popular alternatives.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
  • SWTechnology sells high-end desktop machines, servers, as well as several laptops, preinstalled with Linux or even BSD.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • MILOL Systems has a small but slick offer of ultra-compact desktop computers on sale, all preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • JCCSS.ca builds custom computers according to your hardware and software specifications in Ottawa (ON).
    Flag of CanadaWorldwideShips worldwide from Canada
  • JNCS, a custom computer assembler, preinstalls (and can commercially support) Ubuntu on all of its servers and some of their consumer PCs.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • Broadberry sells high-power desktops and servers which can be preinstalled with Linux.
    Flag of the USFlag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the US and the UK
  • Logic Supply focuses on fanless, compact and robust computers meant for industrial applications. Most can be preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of the USFlag of the EUWorldwideShips worldwide from the US and the EU
  • Libiquity, much like Ministry of Freedom in the UK, sells reconditioned computers with a fully-free GNU/Linux distribution and libreboot bios/uefi replacement.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • CurrentBuild has no-frills, intelligently and responsibly assembled desktop PCs on offer, on which Linux comes preinstalled.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • JinuxPC sells desktop computers built to order according to the specifications of the customer, all preinstalled with Linux.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • The Linux Laptop Company sells a range of retail laptops on which the manufacturer-installed OS is removed and your preferred Linux distribution is installed in place.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • The eRacks company sells a few linux laptops and desktops somewhere in its large computing hardware catalog.
    Flag of USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
  • VolksPC sell a very compact, quad-core solid state desktop computer pre-installed with both Debian GNU/Linux and an Android distribution.
    Flag of USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
Europe
  • Dell sells several laptops marketed towards developers, preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of the European UnionAvailable in most countries of the European region and in North America
  • Ministry of Freedom sells both new and reconditioned laptops, desktops and servers preinstalled not only with a fully-free GNU/Linux distribution, but also a libreboot BIOS/UEFI replacement.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the UK
  • Entroware has a crisp, elegant line-up of Ubuntu laptops and desktops on offer.
    Flag of the UKFlag of the EUShips in several EU countries from the UK
  • Station X has a range of high-end Linux laptops and a very large all-in-one Linux desktop on sale.
    Flag of the UKFlag of the EUShips in several EU countries from the UK
  • Star Labs Systems sell high-end laptops and a gaming desktop customized to the user’s specifications, on which a Linux distribution can be preinstalled as an option.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the UK
  • Tiny Green PC distributes Fit-PCs (see below) and other compact, powerful but silent families of desktop computers. They come preinstalled with Linux Mint, a Ubuntu derivative.
    Flag of the UKFlag of ItalyWorldwideShips worldwide from the UK and from Italy
  • Tuxedo Computers (also known as Linux-Onlineshop) sells Linux desktops and notebooks in many sizes, which can be customized according to the user’s needs.
    Flag of GermanyWorldwideShips in many countries from Germany
  • ixsoft has built up a rather comprehensive (though rather overwhelming) catalog of computers of all sizes preinstalled with Linux.
    Flag of GermanyWorldwideShips worldwide from Germany
  • Cirrus7 focuses on neat, compact and silent desktop computers which they can preinstall with Ubuntu at no cost.
    Flag of GermanyFlag of the EUShips in the EU from Germany
  • SnaakSystems sells desktops and laptops that can be configured with the hardware and software of your choice.
    Flag of the NetherlandsFlag of BelgiumFlag of the EUShips in the EU from the Netherlands
  • Ekimia sells a range of laptop and desktop computers preinstalled with Ubuntu, with localized keyboard layouts.
    Flag of FranceWorldwideShips worldwide from France
  • Linuxlaptop.be sells Linux-preinstalled laptops, desktops and tablets, available with a number of operating systems.
    Flag of BelgiumFlag of the EUShips in the EU from Belgium
  • A list of vendors that cater to French-speaking countries is provided on a localized version of this website, linuxpréinstallé.com
    Flag of FranceFlag of BelgiumDrapeau du LuxembourgDrapeau de SuisseFlag of CanadaVendors shipping in French-speaking countries
  • Slimbook sells a handful of beautiful laptops preinstalled with Ubuntu (or its derivatives), which can be customized with various internal components.
    Flag of SpainWorldwideShips worldwide from Spain
  • PCUbuntu.es also has a range of affordable computers on sale, all preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of SpainShips in Spain
  • PcLagun, the webshop of the Reciclanet non-profit organization, has a range of laptop and desktop reconditioned computers preinstalled with Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
    Flag of SpainShips in Spain
  • Azken sells and supports very high-end workstations on which Linux can be preinstalled.
    Flag of SpainShips in Spain
  • Tehnoetic has a range of second-hand laptops and mobile phones on sale, all preinstalled with fully-free firmware and software.
    Flag of RomaniaWorldwideShips worldwide from Romania
  • GGS-Data has a wide range of computers (both desktops and notebooks) on offer, on which it readily installs Ubuntu.
    Flag of SwedenWorldwideShips worldwide from Sweden
Other regions & countries
  • LinuxNow, an Australian vendor, sells a great number of laptop and desktop computers, which come preinstalled with a Linux distribution at the choice of the customer.
    Flag of AustraliaShips within Australia
  • XLTech sells carefully-selected desktops and servers of all sizes, almost all preinstalled with a Linux or BSD distribution.
    Flag of SingaporeShips in Singapore
  • The Fit-PC is a miniature, powerful fanless desktop computer shipped preinstalled with Linux by a number of resellers.
    WorldwideShips worldwide from a variety of vendors

None of these links are commercial. This is a hand-picked, subjective, opinionated but disinterested list. I am always happy to hear about vendors, and to add new quality links — don’t hesitate to get in touch with me (my name is Olivier). Please note that I do not work with coupons, link exchanges, or referrals. Thank you.

Last updated November 2, 2017

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