Okay, I find myself in need of a new computer and I could do with the advice of some of you wise technological types.
I'm thinking of using Ubuntu as my OS on the new machine. I've played around with it a little on a dual boot and it does everything I need an OS to do (I'm not fussed about games) and I like the whole Linux ethos and all that. With that in mind, I was thinking I might as well buy a PC with it pre-installed seeing as it means I won't be paying needlessly for Windows and I'm not totally confident about getting an entirely custom PC without anything installed and doing it myself. I don't need anything too fancy or high-end in a computer - I just want it for internet, music, videos and office stuff. Reliability and value are important to me as well, and I'll probably be going for a desktop as I find you get more for your money that way.
Now, I've done a little searching and Efficient PC looks like a possibility. Desktop bundles seem to be from £300 ($490ish) upwards.
So, any advice would be most welcome. Does that look like a decent deal? Anyone know any good alternatives? Am I being vaguely sensible here? Bear in mind that I am a relative novice in this stuff and not really plugged into the computery world. I'm quite sure that I want to go with Ubunutu, but I could do with a few pointers about where to look.