Best Laptop for Linux

The fundamental question of whether you want to use Linux, or a commercial closed source operating system, is as much of an ideological question as it is a technical one. Many of the differences between the two come down to comparisons of features, compatibility with third party software or hardware, and ease of use. But it’s also for many a matter of wanting to use a computer that grants you full access to its inner workings, so you can see what’s behind the curtain, and tinker with it should you so choose. Closed source software can only ever be trusted to the extent that you trust whoever has licensed it to you, and with Microsoft’s participation in government surveillance programs like PRISM, doubts over how much they can be trusted are more than conspiracy theories and paranoia. 

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