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Laptops in multiple instances have arrived defective or started experiencing issues within the first few weeks of use. Notably, ZaReason, a company that, like System76, does not manufacture laptops themselves and instead relies on rebranding Clevo's laptops, has not had as many issues with their laptops, suggesting that the laptops System76 resells are those that don't pass Clevo's quality assurance yet are in working condition. See More
Hardware problem: Shipped with bad RAM. A chat with Customer support did fix this The build quality and feel just aren't as 'slick' as other laptops, A dell XPS feels as well designed as a macbook. The system 76 doesn't. I don't want to sound all bad. Linux just works on this system which is great and apart from my initial RAM problem I've had no other problems with the hardware. See More
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If preinstalled with Windows, it is harder to install Linux since the disk is fully encrypted. This means you need to decrypt the disk in Windows, resize the Windows partition, install Linux, and encrypt Windows partition again... See More
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A quote from Richard Stallman's personal blog site: "I use a Thinkpad X60 computer, in which the FSF installed a free initialization program (libreboot) and a free operating system (Trisquel GNU/Linux.) This is the first computer model ever to be sold commercially with a free initialization program and a free operating system, and thus the first computer product the FSF could endorse. (It was not sold that way by Lenovo, however.)" See More