Win a System76 Galago Pro laptop with Linux preinstalled

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The Holiday Laptop Giveaway is over, but you've still got a chance to win other great prizes. Enter our latest giveaway for a chance to win a one-year subscription to O'Reilly Safari!

Congratulations to winner Eric Brow.

We're kicking off week two of our holiday giveaway marathon with a brand new System76 Galago Pro laptop with Linux (your choice of Ubuntu or Pop!_OS) preinstalled. The lucky grand prize winner will also receive a System76 T-Shirt.

Since 2005, System76 has fought for user freedom and provided its customers with high-quality Linux-ready machines, and the Galago Pro laptop is no exception. The one we're giving away this week boasts the following specs:

  • 13.3" 3200 × 1800 HiDPI display
  • i7-8550U processor: 1.8 up to 4.0 GHz - 8MB Cache – 4 Cores – 8 Threads
  • 8GB DDR4 2400 SDRAM (1x8G)
  • 120GB M.2 SSD
  • 7th Gen Intel CPU
  • USB-C, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and SD card slot

Want more memory, storage, or other extras? The winner can request and pay for any upgrades before the laptop ships.

So, what are you waiting for? Enter our Holiday Laptop Giveaway by Sunday, December 10 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (3:59 a.m. UTC December 11) for your chance to win.

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Already a System76 superfan? Check out the Try Pop!_OS giveaway for a chance to win free swag and a trip to their headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

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15 Comments

Thanks for this contest! If I win, I'll get more RAM and a larger SSD and install Solus on it.
I searched Solus here and there are no articles about it! Hope you can install Solus and do a review soon.

It would be nice to write the first Solus article for Opensource.com but I'm busy with my studies in university. Maybe you can ask Ikey Doherty the lead developer?
And if I did help to write an article here, I'd like to keep my real name private so I'm not sure how that would be done. Maybe using Google Docs, but I don't know how you'd send me the link to add into it.
Or I could just describe my experience with Solus here in the comments section. But I'd prefer to see an article/review where there are some comparisons to the writer's preferred Linux distro. So I was a big Linux Mint fan before I moved to Solus and now I don't have any reason to move back to Mint since I'd end up with longer boot times and older versions of LibreOffice etc. And some bugs that were introduced by updates were fixed eventually and now I just notice minor bugs which may get fixed one day. It's great that I don't have to reinstall Solus as it's rolling release. I tried Manjaro in a Live USB but I prefer Solus's Software Centre. And the default theme on Solus Mate is better compared to Mint Mate.
For me Solus is the first rolling release distro I've installed and it seems to be the most stable, as sometimes they've updated to a major new version of a package and then gone back to an older version due to stability issues which I did not even notice. Solus keeps updating and just works and lately no minor bugs have been introduced but actually fixed so it just keeps getting better and better. Recently an update removed screen tearing in Solus Mate for me. This was a small but useful bug fix as Compton was not allowed to be added to Solus, so it was cool how a new package fixed this issue.
It would be nice if a Mint/Fedora/Ubuntu/Manjaro user installed Solus on their laptop/desktop and see how easy it is for them to migrate to it for available software and then also do comparisons of boot/shutdown times, memory usage, battery life, system temperature, software installation/removal times, to see a real world comparison of the established Linux distros to the new independent distro Solus.
And finally you could have a real world contest where you take 3 users each a diehard fan of Windows 10, Manjaro and Solus and get them to complete certain tasks which are only revealed to them during the contest and record the video to see who completes tasks the fastest and who has the fewest crashes/bugs etc. It would be nicer to see which OS can complete tasks the fastest and with least crashes or lag in system performance.

In reply to by Alex Sanchez

System76 Galaga Pro is my GNU/Linux machine dream

System76 is an awesome (read badass) company and I appreciate the opportunity to use their hardware. Thank you System76 and opensource.com!

Users from any country are eligible for this give-away?
I asked this as I saw in a previous give-away that only some countries were eligible...

It's open to legal residents of Australia (excluding the states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory), Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

Unfortunately, we can only give away prizes in countries whose sweepstakes laws have been vetted by our legal team.

In reply to by Florin

Site specs don't say, which boot firmware are they using?

I believe in my lucky star with RH... fingers crossed

omg machine dream, I hope this is coming to Indonesia(me)

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