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Offline gjatute

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New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Gepost op: 2010/02/06, 21:22:48 »
Dear Ubuntu friends,

I hope it's not mandatory to write in Dutch: I'm trying to learn, but at the moment I still miss quite a lot of knowledge  :rolleyes:

I registered to the local ubuntu-forum mainly to ask a local ubuntu-question. I live since a few months in Amsterdam and I happen to need (urgently) a new laptop. For too many times the first thing I've done with a new laptop was "erase the current OS", so I decided that it's time for a linux notebook.

Happy with the decision I started to look around and ... While there are plenty of (really) good offers in the US, Europe does not offer that much: there are small companies that re-sell laptops with open-source OS, but it's really hard to evaluate. And here comes the question: anyone had an experience with a Mingos laptop? From Netherlands to Netherlands  looks like a fast delivery  =D

If you can give me an opinion, thank you very much! If not, well, thank you for reading!!

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 2010/02/06, 21:44:37 »
Hey!

One of our forum members has a company called OS4FREE, which provides customers with PC's and notebooks with the Ubuntu Linux distribution installed by default.

This is their website:
http://www.os4free.nl

This is the notebook section of their website:
http://www.os4free.nl/?page=catalog&view=subcategory&subcat_id=25

If you need help on ordering the laptop because the website is in Dutch, just say so and we'll guide you through the steps ;)

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #2 Gepost op: 2010/02/06, 22:02:22 »
Welcome :)

You're lucky, this forum has just opened a market-place section which can be found at http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/aangeboden/ . Unfortunately there are not many items to be found yet, but that will certainly change. If no laptop is available in our market place, you should have a look at martkplaats.nl, one of the most popular online market places in the netherlands. Although the site is Dutch, I think you will find it self-explanatory.

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #3 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 00:57:52 »
Thank you very much!!!!! I hope I'll learn the language soon: I'll be more active in the forum  ;)

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #4 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 03:04:29 »
The owner of the Mingo's store is also registered on this forum, although not often on-line (anymore). I have no experience with their laptops, because i think their too expensive. Its hard for small companies to alter the same prices. For me (as a student) money is an issue, but i have plenty of time to install Ubuntu myself. But for what i know is the owner of the store is a real Ubuntu (OSS) fan and is very helpful.

If you want to, you can introduce yourself in this topic
http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/offtopic/stel-jezelf-voor-(leeftijd)/

If you want to learn dutch, i translated this post below.

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De eigenaar van de Mingo's winkel is ook geregistreerd op dit forum, maar is niet veel (meer) online. Ik heb geen ervaring met hun laptops, omdat ik deze te duur vind. Het is moeilijk voor kleine bedrijven om dezelfde prijzen aan te houden. Voor mij (als student) geld is een probleem, maar ik heb genoeg tijd om Ubuntu zelf te installeren. Maar voor wat ik weet is de eigenaar van de zaak een echte Ubuntu (OSS) fan en is erg behulpzaam.

Als je wilt, kun je jezelf in dit topic introduceren
http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/offtopic/stel-jezelf-voor-(leeftijd)/

Als je Nederlands wil leren, heb ik hieronder het bericht vertaald.
Ben je ook blij dat Ubuntu zo toegankelijk en gratis is, en wil je graag net als ik iets terugdoen, kijk dan eens rond bij mwanzo, dé poort naar het bijdragen aan Ubuntu en haar gemeenschap!

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #5 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 13:21:27 »
In my experiance, most of the shops are not to difficult when you want to test a laptop with the live-CD.
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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #6 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 15:20:45 »
 XD Thank you for the suggestions, thank you for the translations and in general thank you for your nice welcome!!

I made my decision and I went for Mingos (I was looking for something a bit more powerful than what offered by OS4FREE: next laptop will be their, and probably next will be soon...). It's true it's a bit expensive, but if the suport is good I think it's a good investment, right?

Sorry Ron, I don't understand exactly
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In my experiance, most of the shops are not to difficult when you want to test a laptop with the live-CD.


And I'm running to introduce myself in the proper place, of course!

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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #7 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 15:43:36 »
Hi gjatute, welcome on our forum.
If you take an Ubuntu live-cd to the shop where you want to buy a pc, you can first try that everything is working like you want. With the live cd nothing is installed on the pc.
Most of the shops don´t make a problem of it when you do this.
That´s what Ron is saying ;)
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Re: New laptop wanted! What's about Mingos??
« Reactie #8 Gepost op: 2010/02/07, 21:11:03 »
Oh, thank you! I had no idea this was possible. Really no idea...