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What is Linux?

What is Linux?

Linux is the more secure, robust, highest performing Operating System on the planet. It is assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.


Why is everyone switching to Linux? Two words… “Open Source” Open source is publicly shared intellectual property. When it comes to Linux, every aspect of the operating system’s source code is “open” and does not have licensing restrictions that limit use, modification, contributions or redistribution. Linux is the most popular example of an open source technology. This innovative way of using a computer is far superior to commercialized operating systems because of the Linux community. We want to know what our operating system is doing, a luxury you do not have with any other OS. For much of the last decade, this type of freedom has only been available to the technically advanced.

Recently, the Linux community has reached the point where this exciting Operating System is being made available to everyone. Now, we’re taking it a step further, and making Linux mobile. Linux is the most secure operating system on the market, and with open source applications, you don’t have to pay license fees to some big corporation. Our laptops include free seurity updates, and the assurance that you’re important data has never been more secure with Linux.


When you purchase a Linux laptop, you generally want to get 4-6 years of service from the machine. You should therefore buy from a company that has proven staying power. In a market where other vendors come and go, you need to select a laptop provider that has healthily weathered the storms of the dot-com bust and has the tenacity and commitment to be here for you for the long haul. We have been here for the entire history of the Linux laptop concept, and we are its’ future.


The Linux Laptop Company approaches the question of what you need in a Linux laptop with more flexibility than any other vendor. You choose the type of machine specifications, operating systems, software, and features.

You can even specify your own partitions, and software that you wish to be installed and configured on your own personal Linux laptop. If you choose the multi-OS dual-boot option, your laptop will be able to run both Windows or Linux. This is the most versatile system available today, and you deserve the freedom to choose.


The Linux Laptop Company offers the only “out-of-the-box” Linux laptop experience. Yes, many of our customers have installed their own Linux laptops in the past. They come to us to save the time and frustration. Even Linux experts can spend weeks getting a modern laptop to play nice with Linux. The Linux Laptop Company systems have full hardware support under Linux and are ready to use out-of-the-box. For our customers, the value of their saved time and headaches significantly outweighs the cost of our products.


Our Linux experts have advanced technical information on nearly every laptop made since 1999 and how they interact with the Linux kernel. We have collected this data and maintain a list of hardware compatibility tests for each system. We have figured out how to make component that is not supported natively in Linux work flawlessly. Each system we ship is put through rigorous quality assurance tests to ensure complete support for your hardware.


We are so confident in the quality of our products, our installs, and our support that we regularly send our laptops to the Linux press for independent review. Our reviews have always come back strongly positive. Our customers also provide constant feedback about the quality of our products, and how pleased they are with their new notebook. This gives you assurance that our products, service, and support are as good as we say.


When it is time to spend thousands of dollars on a Linux laptop, you want a machine made of quality components and backed up by name-brand warranty coverage. Since we use only the highest quality systems from Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Asus and other major manufacturers, you are assured of a system that will stand up to your demands for years to come. Because we install linux on quality brand name notebooks, you have the full manufacturer’s hardware warranty when you purchase any system from The Linux Laptop Company, and can extend the one-year warranty indefinitely through the manufacturer before it expires.