"One of the challenges of being a Linux desktop user is the
difficulty in finding systems that ship with Linux pre-installed.
Major OEMs often offer a handful of Linux offerings, but to get a
wider range of hardware and choices of Linux distributions you have
to look to smaller vendors that are really interested in promoting
Linux â€" like ZaReason. P>"ZaReason sells a full
line of Linux machines, desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers.
They also sell peripherals and some other gear, but what I was most
interested in was a laptop with Linux. Specifically, a laptop with
muscle. So I asked ZaReason to send me a review unit, the Verix
1656 with Intel's Core i7 and maxed out RAM."