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The great thing about being a custom systems builder is that we're not locked in to any single configuration. If you are looking to have an OS installed that we don't list on our configure pages, we have great news -- we're happy to work with you! This page details our most common requests, and what we are able to provide.

While our alternate OS options are not limited to Linux, we recognise that Linux is likely what will be most often requested. Therefore, we list here our favorite flavors. The benefit of using one of these is that we already have installation sources on hand, leading to a faster time to shipping. Other flavors are certainly welcome!

Preferred Linux Distributions

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Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Linux is getting a lot of attention for the approach they are taking -- leveraging community support, and combining it with paid professional support options, to provide the most user-friendly Linux experience possible. Ubuntu, by default, uses the Unity desktop environment.

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Linux Mint

[Website] [Documentation] [Support]

Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu and strives to be a "modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use." Linux Mint provides good out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications. It tends to be one of the more user friendly distributions, and most likely the most comfortable for those moving from Windows and new to Linux.

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CentOS

[Website] [Documentation] [Support]

CentOS (abbreviated from Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform which aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is very popular for scientific computing and servers.

Support / Guarantees

While Linux is growing in popularity every day, Microsoft Windows is still used on the vast majority of computers, and many manufacturers do not provide drivers or support for their products under Linux. For that reason, Puget cannot make any guarantees about the functionality of specific components or features when running Linux. Further, our willingness to provide Linux should in no way be interpreted as a guarantee of that functionality. Since we are offering to install the OS for you at no profit, we do not provide tech support for the Linux OS, though you can find support from the Linux community.

Linux Compatible Puget Systems PCs


Linux on Puget Obsidian

Obsidian

Supporting:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon Desktop
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop
CentOS 7

Linux on Puget Genesis I

Genesis I

Supporting:
Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon Desktop
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop

Linux on Puget Genesis II

Genesis II

Supporting:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop
Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon Desktop

Linux on Puget Peak Mini

Peak Mini

Supporting:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop

Linux on Puget Peak Single Xeon Tower

Peak Single Xeon Tower

Supporting:
CentOS 7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
CentOS 6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop

Linux on Puget Peak Dual Xeon Tower

Peak Dual Xeon Tower

Supporting:
CentOS 7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
CentOS 6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop

Linux on Puget Peak Quad Xeon Tower

Peak Quad Xeon Tower

Supporting:
CentOS 7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
CentOS 6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS w/ Unity Desktop

Linux on Puget Peak 2U

Peak 2U

Supporting:
CentOS 6
CentOS 7
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

Linux on Puget Peak 3U

Peak 3U

Supporting:
CentOS 6
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server
CentOS 7

Linux on Summit Server

Summit Server

Supporting:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

Linux on Summit Storage

Summit Storage

Supporting:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

How Our Process Works

Configure

Customize your own Linux PC from scratch. You're choosing from the best, because we only sell products we recommend and stand behind.

Refine

Let us save you money! Work with our experts to find the best choices for your needs and your budget, to give you the best bang for your buck.

Purchase

Place your order on our secure website. Buy a Linux PC with complete confidence from our reviews and testimonials.

Track

Follow your order in real-time through our 109 step process, and receive a tracking number by email. Most orders ship in 7-10 business days.