Author: Peter Alefounder via Hampshire Date: To: hampshire CC: Peter Alefounder Subject: [Hampshire] Where to get Debian computer?
My desktop computer has gone wrong. On starting it, I get a brief
view of the usual text etc, then the screen goes blank. Holding
down F2 is supposed to enter a set-up procedure, but all I get is a
short bleep and a blank screen.
I think the main board has failed. The machine is now about 7 years
old, so probably due for replacement anyway. Where could I get a
computer with Debian and KDE (if that is still available)? I would
not be connecting this to the internet, and in any case, my
connection would not be good enough for downloading a complete
system. Hence the requirement for a system already set up and ready
The existing machine was made by DNUK, I think they changed their
name and may well have vanished. I have just found out that a local
repair/construct place, Portswood Computers, has closed down.
Internet searches produced some links, but they either don't work
or lead to Windows dealers.
So, where can Linux machines be obtained these days? I would be
grateful for any advice.