Hi all. I am going to buy a laptop in the very near future, and I've decided I'm going to get it from an independent vendor who sells Linux-certified laptops. I went on tuxmobile.org, and found a list of vendors. As a result of my findings, I found elementcomputer.com, which based on what I've read has very nice systems. In fact I've settled on one that I'd get from there, provided I actually bought from them. I actually checked out others such as emperorlinux.com, and laclinux.com. One big problem I found was that the laptops I found on the other 2 sites have no onboard serial port. The system I'm planning on getting from elementcomputer.com does have an onboard serial port. So, my question is...Has anyone here specifically dealt with Element? Good experience, bad experience? Also, it seems that all their laptops come pre-installed with some distribution they made called Ion or something like that...Does anyone know if installing another distribution would void the waranty? I know dell and other crap
vendors void the waranty on their systems if you change the software, however I'm thinking these Linux vendors know better than that. Any comments on Element would be appreciated, since I'm planning on buying my laptop within the next month or so.