Its time to upgrade the laptop, and in the spirit of merelyjim's "No thanks, I got Linux." thread, I want to support a manufacturer that supports Linux.I'm between System76's Lemur Ultra and ZaReason's Alto 4330. I was initially leaning towards ZaReason, but when similarly spec'd, the System76 laptop comes out ~$150 cheaper.
idk if OP made his decision yet, but I somewhat recently went ahead and got a lemur ultra. Its a pretty nice machine, no regrets. Very quick and it was reasonably priced. The preinstalled ubuntu worked perfectly out of the box, and compatibility with other distros is good too (the only things that don't work out of the box are the brightness key and the card reader.
WorksWithU: "Each time Canonical ships a new Ubuntu release, I'm inclined to reach out to two specific PC companies: ZaReason and System76. Both companies focus intensely on Ubuntu netbooks, notebooks, PCs and servers."
Cathy Malmrose discovered Free Software in 2007, when her son showed her Ubuntu. She realized that she could build computers optimized for GNU/Linux, and now runs ZaReason, a company which sells computers preloaded with Linux.
System76, a company that manufactures Ubuntu preinstalled laptops, desktops, and servers since 2005, has just launched Bonobo Extreme, dubbed the world's fastest Ubuntu laptop. System76 is making a name for itself, especially after having launched last month another interesting product called Sable Complete, an all-... (read more)