There's also the option of someone like Novatech -
https://www.novatech.co.uk/ and then just do your own installation of
whatever Linux distro you want.
On 01/06/2021 12:22, Peter Alefounder via Hampshire wrote: > 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
> to run.
> 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.
> Peter Alefounder.