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Re: Hardware sources?

Yes, the number of stores is getting fewer, and the remaining vendors are ones
I don't consider useful ("Worst" Buy -- who I discovered do not honour warranties,
Walmart, etc.) However, I have dealt with CanadaComputers and have bought 3 laptops
(all Asus, which have been Debian/Ubuntu/Mint friendly) as well as a tower. The tower,
however, was 2012 and still going strong. They also set it up "no-OS" so I could
avoid the WinTax. Unfortunately, Asus appears to ignore Linux these days.

Perhaps other members will contribute some places and some ideas about hardware to


On 2018-12-03 11:58 a.m., Barry McLarnon wrote:
> My Linux desktop system is getting rather long in the tooth and has some stability issues, so I'm looking to replace
> it.  It seems that the number of local sources for barebones PCs has dwindled almost to nothing since the last time I
> bought any hardware, and I'm looking for recommendations.
> Also, is there any particular hardware, especially graphics, that I should avoid due to iffy Linux support?  I've used
> openSUSE for many years and will probably give their Tumbleweed rolling release a whirl, but apparently it can be a real
> hassle if you don't have well-supported hardware.  I don't need state of the art, just a stable platform for general
> desktop use and some light-duty server stuff (web, mail, and some in-house streaming).
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have on what to get and where to get it...
> Barry

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