ZaReason Upgrades Open Source PC Line

If you’re in the market for a Linux-ready PC, May 2012 has been a good month. First eRacks launched a new line of high-end desktops. Then System76 introduced high-power laptop. Now ZaReason, one of the few other big open source OEMs, has both released new hardware and upgraded a popular existing model. Read on for details.

Since its launch in early 2007, California-based ZaReason has carved a successful niche for itself selling computers with Linux preloaded. It offers a variety of distribution choices, including all the big names: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora, Mint and Debian. (Other distributions are available upon special request.) And it continues to expand, with its website mentioning a slew of international sites as “Upcoming ZaReason Locations.”