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think penguin: Penguin Wee 3rd Gen

Postby shengchieh on Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:41 pm

I am in the market for a budget desktop. In particular, I looking at Penguin Wee 3rd Gen by Think Penguin. I can't find reviews for this machine - too much "penguin wee" on the internet.
Penguin Wee 3rd Gen by Think Penguin is at

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/ ... ux-desktop

I notice you can have LM pre-installed.

Has anyone brought any desktop from Think Penguin? If so, what kind and what was your experience.

Also, if you have reference to any other budget (under $400) pre-installed linux (definitely no window OS) desktop, please post.

Thanks!

Sheng-Chieh

p.s. I'm a former fluxbox and XFCE LM user while fluxbox LM was active and XFCE LM was under 4G.
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Re: think penguin: Penguin Wee 3rd Gen

Postby shengchieh on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:46 pm

*** bump ***

I find it hard to believe no one brought from Think Penguin. LM has a partnership with Think Penguin and Think Penguin is LM store.
If I buy, it would be LM pre-installed. Doesn't anyone has feedback on the quality of Think Penguin's items?

errata: On

http://www.linuxmint.com/store_computers.php (LM store)

you have price starting at $249. It should be $299.

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Re: think penguin: Penguin Wee 3rd Gen

Postby passerby on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:32 am

I haven't bought a PC from ThinkPenguin, but I have purchased a wireless card.
Just as advertised, works great with Mint, no third-party drivers or anything required.

If you're willing to spend a little more, I recommend looking at the low-end System76 PCs.
Much better specs for the cost, and they're far easier to find reviews for.
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Re: think penguin: Penguin Wee 3rd Gen

Postby Nenix on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:24 am

I just bought a Snares Penguin GNU / Linux Notebook from thinkpenguin using the Linux mint link. The reason I bought this over a system76 is that it has 100% free software supported hardware. I never did research the system76 desktops but only the laptops and it seems that some of the drivers are using prioritory drivers. This may be something to think about when choosing what it is your looking for be it a desktop or a laptop. Plus using Thinkpenguin you can support mint with a 10% of the profits.
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