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Time for a Linux laptop

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I’m buying a new laptop in April, and I’m not exactly floored by a dizzying array of options. As if I already hadn’t come to the conclusion that I needed a new laptop, my old laptop completely locked up on me while I was writing this post today. So I’m definitely in the market. Read on.

My requirements

I had decided some time ago that I would never pay the Windows Tax on a new computer ever again. What that means to me is that I’m not only interested in spending $150-$200 less on my computer purchases, but I’m interested in NOT giving money to vendors for their association with Microsoft, and going out of my way to give money to vendors who offer coherent, credible, and reasonable Linux options on new computer purchases. Which brings me to my first requirement for my new laptop.

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