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About LAC Portland
LAC Portland is based in Sherwood, Oregon USA
and has been providing high-performance GNU/Linux computers since
September, 2000 where it operated until 2016 as Los Alamos Computers.
People at LAC Portland
LAC Portland projects and provides superior expertise by using high-level
staff in responding to customer inquiries. Our technical support
staff and systems engineers are all Unix and GNU/Linux experts.
We can help you find Free Software solutions for your computing
needs whenever possible, helping you to use your PC hardware
We strive to provide cutting-edge hardware options to users who
need and/or prefer to work in a GNU/Linux environment, and we
back every system with an industry leading warranty and exceptional customer
There is no single computing solution for every problem --
contact LAC Portland for
assistance configuring a system that will get the job done for
you. Our staff is ready to provide guidance, helping you to
build your own custom computer, choosing from among our abundant
Linux-compatible hardware options and multiple GNU/Linux
distributions. With LAC Portland on your side, you can build your own
system, relying on our expertise to avoid hardware or software
We offer systems in a variety of configurations, for example
software or hardware RAID, LVM, disk encryption, diskless. If you
have a need that we do not address in our Web site, contact
LAC Portland so we can help you
find a solution.
LAC Portland System Build Details
We are constantly adding new hardware to our Web site, and we
are always assessing new technologies. We strive to offer the
latest technologies to our customers after verifying the
robustness of new products by Web research, magazines,
discussion forums, and in-house testing.
Burn-in and OS install
Each system is initially loaded with Debian in preparation for a
burn-in procedure we have created. The burn-in includes
repeated kernel builds, heavy network traffic, creation and
unpacking of multiple large
tar archives, GL
graphics, and audio activity, all done simultaneously while
monitored for adequate performance and error conditions.
After a system passes our burn-in, we partition the hard
drive(s) to meet the needs of the customer, and we next load and
configure the operating system that is to be delivered in the
system. We install the latest security updates for every
operating system, and although many TCP services generally
installed and available, we disable all but the essentials by
default. We take security updates very seriously, and we
closely monitor security announcements for every operating
system we offer so our systems are current.
Operating system choices
Our customers can choose one or more of Ubuntu, Debian,
CentOS, Trisquel, and Microsoft Windows 10. We are
highly skilled in configuring multi-boot systems and with
Let us know
your needs and we will help you find a solution.
LAC Portland GNU/Linux computers ship with a unique, advanced system
restore procedure that restores your LAC Portland computer to its original
state leaving your personal data intact. Our system restore
procedure is distribution-independent and applies to every LAC Portland
workstation, laptop, and server.
Post-Sale Technical Support Options
To assist with system integration issues, we offer 90 days of
free e-mail support.
Every system has on-site warranty options backed worldwide by Lenovo.
Contact LAC Portland for further details, including rates.
We offer a 30 day guarantee and an up to five year parts and labor
warranty backed worldwide by Lenovo on every LAC Portland system. See our policies page for full
We offer all UPS shipping options for computer delivery.
All LAC Portland computers
ship within 5 business days unless otherwise specified.