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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 a self-developed line of desktops, all coming preinstalled 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 and workstations with Ubuntu marketed towards developers.
    Flag of the USFlag of CanadaFlag of the European UnionAvailable in North America and most countries of the European region
  • Lenovo, another major vendor, now also has several high-grade laptops and workstations with Ubuntu.
    Flag of the USMost Ubuntu devices are available in the US only
  • Juno Computers have a simple lineup of computers shipped with Ubuntu and have branches both in the US & the UK.
    Flag of the USFlag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the US and the UK
  • 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
  • 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
  • OnLogic (formerly 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
  • Puget Systems can install the Linux distribution of your choice on any of their highly-customized, high-end machines.
    Flag of the USShips in the US
  • The Mintbox is a compact, fanless desktop PC pre-installed with Linux Mint, and assembled by Compulab.
    Flag of IsraelFlag of DenmarkFlag of the USWorldwideShips worldwide from Israel, Dennmark and the US
  • Libiquity 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
  • 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
  • VolksPC sell a very compact, quad-core solid state desktop computer preinstalled with both Debian GNU/Linux and an Android distribution.
    Flag of USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
  • Laptop Mountain sell refurbished laptops configured with Linux Mint.
    Flag of USWorldwideShips worldwide from the US
Europe
  • 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
  • Dell sells several hard-to-find laptops with Ubuntu marketed towards developers.
    Flag of the European UnionAvailable in most countries of the European region and in North America
  • Bargain Hardware have a large catalog of refurbished corporate-grade computers (laptops, workstations, and servers), most of which can be delivered without an OS or with Linux preinstalled.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the UK
  • Star Labs Systems have two linux laptops available on pre-order.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShips worldwide from the UK
  • 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 1990s-styled 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
  • Vikings sells desktops and servers with a fully-free software and firmware stack, as well as recycled laptops with libreboot BIOS/UEFI replacement.
    Flag of GermanyWorldwideShips worldwide from Germany
  • NovaCustom sells desktops and laptops that can be configured with the hardware and software of your choice.
    Flag of the NetherlandsWorldwideShips worldwide from the Netherlands
  • Laptop met Linux sells a range of desktops and laptops, with optional long-term warranty contracts available.
    Flag of the NetherlandsWorldwideShips worldwide from the Netherlands
  • 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
  • BitBin Computers sells several desktop and barebone computers preinstalled with GNU/Linux distributions.
    Flag of SpainWorldwideShips worldwide from 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
  • Libretrend sells a compact desktop computer with a focus on software freedom (Libreboot bios/uefi included) and repairability.
    Flag of PortugalWorldwideShips worldwide from Portugal
  • Obsidian-PC have laptops of all sizes and capacities on sale, on which Ubuntu or Elementary OS can be preinstalled on demand.
    Flag of PortugalFlag of the European UnionShips in the EU from Portugal
  • Technoethical 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
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
  • ArkPC sells Linux desktops and workstations assembled to order on the Australian continent.
    Flag of AustraliaShips within Australia
  • Tinkerers and hobbyists may want to work and play with linux-based devices (phones, tablets and laptops) sold by Pine64.
    Flag of ChinaWorldwideShips worldwide from China and Hong Kong

None of the links on this page 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 25, 2020

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