The reason why I love Linux so much is due to the commitment and dedication of its community. Linux users and developers are quick to respond to help you through the slightest challenge or problem you might have experienced while familiarizing yourself with this wonderful operating system. The community is always there to help. I've made some wonderful friendships through using Linux. These new Linux friends have introduced me to open source technologies that have enhanced my cartooning and computing experience.
In the same way, the folks at Sangean really stand behind their products! As you may recall, I've blogged about how terrific the Sangean WFR-20 interent radio is! Recently, I had a slight problem with the radio and called the folks at Sangean. They were only too happy to help me out! My radio is fine. Its up and running and streaming music from my Linux Mint computer and allowing me to listen to over 15,000 radio stations from around the globe!
OneClickLinux recommends the following Linux computer makers:
LinPC.us LinPC.us systems come with PCLinuxOS 2009.1 completely installed and configured as a working desktop. They also ship a LiveCD to restore your system to a like new state. They've installed current versions of Open Office, Mozilla Firefox and ThunderBird along with K3b, gftp, mplayer, streamtuner, streamripper. A nice setup for getting started with browsing the internet, email, office, playing DVDS, MP3s, etc. Once you have your system up and running, you can easily add any application you need. Just open Synaptic, the software manager and install any of 7000 applications available to every PCLinuxOS user.
Gigastrand International. Gigastrand International will build you a Linux computer with Freespire or Linspire Linux pre-installed. Gigastrand built my desktop computer and it's going on three years of great Linux service! If you do purchase a computer from Gigastrand, refer to my agent number GPA2000.
Kiowa Linux Kiowa is a terrific Linux operating system. I use it on my laptop. The folks at Kiowa have taken the very best of Mandriva, tailored it to their own specs, and made it even easier to use.