Showing posts from January, 2016

My new System76 Lemur laptop

I will be starting graduate studies at Lawrence Technological University next week, and one of the things I needed for the upcoming semester was a new laptop. My school does not supply the nice Lenovo Yoga machines to graduate students for free like it does for undergraduates (graduates have to pay $95/credit hour, which as you might expect adds up quickly), and my beat-up Toshiba Satellite which I've had since starting my studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a freshman is starting to show its age.

This time, I felt confident enough in my experience with Ubuntu to leave behind Windows-based systems for good, at least for my personal machines. I could get just about any laptop nowadays and replace Windows on it with Ubuntu (then pray that it works with all the hardware and Secure Boot doesn't give me any issues), but I decided to do it right and get an Ubuntu machine from a reputable OEM. Thus, I decided to order a Lemur laptop from +System76 back in December, …