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    Default Cheap Linux Desktop

    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I could get a cheap Linux desktop (ie without having to pay for the pre-installed windows)?

    Doesn't have to be top spec.

    Thanks.

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    Barry.

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    Define cheap. How much are you willing to spend on it? Did you look at Dell or Lenovo? I've no idea if they offer "cheap" Linux desktops

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    Did you try looking at Ebay or even better, build it yourself? Customise your components and have an afternoon of fun putting it together.
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    I tried Ebay but I don't know which to trust and which not to, I don't want a giant expensive paperweight; I also checked DELL factory outlet, but had the same problem.

    Has anyone bought from DELL factory outlet before?

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    Hi,

    I just saw Mesh are doing a 199 Ubuntu desktop MESH Computers - Award Winning Review PCs Since 1987 - R2S - Matrix 140L.

    Anyone seen any better deals?

    Regards,
    Barry.

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    Fully compatible Linux systems - system76, Inc.

    Note, they don't seem to deliver overseas, only to US & Canada

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    Default Re: Cheap Linux Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Nichols View Post
    Hi,

    Does anyone know where I could get a cheap Linux desktop (ie without having to pay for the pre-installed windows)?

    Doesn't have to be top spec.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Barry.
    Build it yourself. UK resident I see: ebuyer.com is your best option
    or if self build is scary: dinopc.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Build it yourself. UK resident I see: ebuyer.com is your best option
    or if self build is scary: dinopc.com
    Most cheap systems come with hardware that's already been on the market for a while. Over here prices of systems go that low, that it's hard to build cheaper. Most of the time I buy the cheapest, boost it with extra RAM, add a videocard.
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    Like the guys said, it depends on what you want. If you want an out the box solution, look at somwhere like morgan computers.
    Trouble is most of these cheap complete systems have windows, but the spec and price is good for last year's model and you may just need to have a licensed windows version somewhere.
    If you want to build it yourself, get a copy of Micro Mart mag and look in there for component suppliers.

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