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No restrictive software to remove;

Gnu/Linux working out-of-the-box.

Get a Linux computer without having to pay for a Windows license! The following vendors sell hardware preinstalled with software that’s free as in freedom – so you should not have to remove anything. They were selected for their focus on simplicity and quality.

System76 laptop

System76

A well-known vendor in the Ubuntu Linux community when it comes to hardware, for its sleek laptops and elegant, unobtrusive desktops.

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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.

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  • Purism sell top-of-range laptops with hardware and software selected specifically to guarantee user privacy and liberties.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShip worldwide from the US
  • ThinkPenguin, a remarkable vendor truly dedicated to software freedom, preinstall and support Ubuntu as well as a distribution with no proprietary drivers, named Trisquel.
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  • EmperorLinux sells an array of medium- to high-end laptops. They ship with their own Linux distribution or a choice of 6 popular alternatives.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShip worldwide from the US

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

  • Dell sells a high-end laptop 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 USWorldwideShip worldwide from the US
  • MILOL Systems have a small but slick offer of ultra-compact desktop computers on sale, all preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux.
    Flag of the USShip 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 CanadaShip in the US and Canada
  • JNCS, a custom computer assembler, preinstall (and can commercially support) Ubuntu on all of their servers and some of their consumer PCs. Among these, two desktops are dedicated to Linux gaming.
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  • Los Alamos Computers specializes in high-end (ThinkPad) computers, with a variety of configurations and GNU/Linux distributions to choose from.
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  • SWTechnology sell high-end desktop machines, servers, as well as several laptops, preinstalled with Linux or even BSD.
    Flag of the USShip in the US
  • JCCSS.ca build custom computers according to your hardware and software specifications in Ottawa (ON).
    Flag of CanadaWorldwideShip worldwide from Canada
  • Broadberry sell high-power desktops and servers which can be preinstalled with Linux.
    Flag of the USFlag of the UKWorldwideShip worldwide from the US and the UK
  • Logic Supply focus on fanless, compact and robust computers meant for industrial applications. Most can be preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of the USFlag of the EUWorldwideShip worldwide from the US and the EU
  • Endless sell several small desktops with Endless OS, a simple but not entirely open-source Linux-based operating system targeted at first-time computer users.
    Flag of the USWorldwideShip worldwide from the US
  • Libiquity, much like Ministry of Freedom in the UK, sell reconditioned computers with a fully-free GNU/Linux distribution and libreboot BIOS/UEFI replacement.
    Flag of the USShip in the US
  • CurrentBuild have no-frills, intelligently and responsibly assembled desktop PCs on offer, on which they preinstall Linux.
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  • The Linux Laptop Company sell a range of retail laptops on which they remove the manufacturer-installed OS and install your preferred Linux distribution in place.
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  • The eRacks company sells a few linux laptops and desktops somewhere in their large computing hardware catalog.
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  • LinuxNow, an Australian vendor, sell a great number of laptop and desktop computers, which come preinstalled with a Linux distribution at the choice of the customer.
    Flag of AustraliaShip within Australia
  • Entroware have a crisp, elegant line-up of Ubuntu laptops and desktops on offer.
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  • Nimbusoft sell a selection of sleek laptops and all-in-one desktops preinstalled with a choice of Linux distributions.
    Flag of the UKFlag of the EUShip in the EU from the UK
  • Quietpc.com Specialize in silent desktop computers, which they sell in multiple sizes and configurations, and on which an Ubuntu installation is proposed as an option.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShip worldwide from the UK
  • Tiny Green PC distribute 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 ItalyWorldwideShip worldwide from the UK and from Italy
  • Ministry of Freedom, much like Libiquity in the US, sell reconditioned computers with a fully-free GNU/Linux distribution and libreboot BIOS/UEFI replacement.
    Flag of the UKWorldwideShip worldwide from the UK
  • Linux-Onlineshop have a rather large offering of Linux-preinstalled notebooks (including netbooks) and desktops.
    Flag of GermanyWorldwideShip in many countries from Germany
  • ixsoft have built up a rather comprehensive (though rather overwhelming) catalog of computers of all sizes preinstalled with Linux.
    Flag of GermanyWorldwideShip worldwide from Germany
  • Cirrus7 focus on neat, compact and silent desktop computers which they can preinstall with Ubuntu at no cost.
    Flag of GermanyFlag of the EUShip in the EU from Germany
  • SnaakSystems sell desktops and laptops that can be configured with the hardware and software of your choice.
    Flag of the NetherlandsFlag of BelgiumFlag of the EUShip in the EU from the Netherlands
  • Ekimia sell a range of laptop and desktop computers preinstalled with Ubuntu, with localized keyboard layouts.
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  • 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 sell a beautiful laptop preinstalled with Ubuntu, which can be customized with different internal components.
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  • VANT have a wide range of affordable computers on sale, all powered by Ubuntu.
    Flag of SpainShip in Spain through multiple distributors
  • PCUbuntu.es also have a range of affordable computers on sale, all preinstalled with Ubuntu.
    Flag of SpainShip in Spain
  • PcLagun, the webshop of the Reciclanet non-profit organization, have a range of laptop and desktop reconditioned computers preinstalled with Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
    Flag of SpainShip in Spain
  • Azken sell and support very high-end workstations on which they can preinstall GNU/Linux.
    Flag of SpainShip in Spain
  • GGS-Data have a wide range of computers (both desktops and notebooks) on offer, on which they readily install Ubuntu.
    Flag of SwedenWorldwideShip worldwide from Sweden
  • The Fit-PC is a miniature, powerful fanless desktop computer shipped preinstalled with Linux by a number of resellers.
    WorldwideShip worldwide from a variety of vendors

None of these links are commercial. This is a hand-picked, subjective, completely disinterested list. To propose a website or give feedback, get in touch with Olivier.
(note that I don’t work with coupons, link exchanges, or referrals. Thanks!)

Last updated January 7, 2017

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