Best Laptop | Linux Journal
What’s the favorite LJ reader laptop?
The top three winners are:
- Lenovo: 32%
- Dell: 25%
- System76: 11%
The ThinkPad began life at IBM, but in 2005, it was purchased by Lenovo along with the
rest of IBM’s PC business. Lenovo evolved the line, and today the company is well known as a
geek favorite. Lenovo’s ThinkPads are quiet, fast and arguably have one of the best
keyboards (fighting words!). Linux Journal readers say Lenovo’s Linux support
is excellent, leaving many to ponder why the company doesn’t ship laptops with Linux installed.
Who to watch for: System76, a small shop out of Denver, Colorado, is a Linux
community favorite, coming in a very respectable third place in our poll among
some heavyweight vendors. System76 is first and foremost a Linux shop, and as
a result, its laptops ship with Linux pre-installed. In fact, according to
Wikipedia, “The number 76 in the company name alludes to the year 1776, the year in
which the American Revolution took place. The…
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