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While looking through some of my old Linux magazines I noticed a section on buying Linux PCs. It compared them, gave pros and cons of each and the one they chose was the best from there selection of about 6 computers was the EfficientPC Wraith (try not to get scared by the name). It's cheap, actually really cheap, power friendly, is a good all round PC and is has Linux preinstalled with an optional dual-boot of Windows XP Home/XP Pro/Vista Home Premium/Vista Business/Vista Ultimate if you want to pay the extra 62+.

The EfficientPC company is actually a nice refresher on how cheap people can actually make and sell computers without and incredible hike on price. For example: I customized all the hardware of the Wraith model to:
An Intel Dual Core E7400 processor, Crucial 2GB DDR800 memory, two Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM harddrives (3 terabytes!), Hauppauge Nova-T single digital TV tuner PCI, Iiyama 22inch 5ms widescreen TFT monitor (1680x1050), wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse and Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 for only and I will stress only 738.35 including VAT. Damn.

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And all the hardware drivers are already installed and Linux stable. On their website homepage () it says this:
EfficientPC is proud to offer the UK's widest selection of Linux compatible desktops, laptops, netbooks, servers and accessories. Choose between Ubuntu, Debian, openSUSE, Fedora, Linux Mint and both the Gnome or KDE desktops. Every system has been fully tested with your choice of Linux distribution, so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. We even offer Windows XP and Vista dual boot options to make your transition to a Free desktop easier. If you can not find what you are looking for, then feel free to ask about our fully custom built systems and according to some reviews I've been reading, they're products are the sh**.

This isn't a sales pitch and sorry if it does, I'm just trying sharing a great place to buy computers.

Thanks for reading! :D
Paul Kenny

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