Frequently asked questions

General Questions:

What is the goal of Faircomputer?

Faircomputer, based in 8700 Küsnacht ZH, offers a wide range of products and services related to the Linux operating system. We are also happy to offer assistance with installation and setup!

Which Linux are you installing?

It is very important to us that you receive a Linux operating system that is as easy to use as possible. By this, we mean that it can be used immediately, especially by newcomers and those switching to Linux. We have therefore opted for the distribution Linux Mint which is a perfect match.

Getting started:

Your Faircomputer is delivered pre-installed by us. After the first start, you can fully customize the device to your needs.

1. select language
2. set keyboard layout
3. specify location
4. define user name, name of the computer, login name and password.
optional: Automatische Anmeldung aktivieren.


We recommend extending the useful life of a computer or cell phone as much as possible. The longer it is used, the better it is for the environment. In concrete terms, this means only switching to a more energy-efficient device when:

· The device is technically defective and cannot be repaired.
· The computer or cell phone no longer meets the functional requirements.

When purchasing a new notebook you should be guided by the following criteria:

· Options for upgrading
· Modular design
· Availability of spare parts
· Long-term support of the software

This ensures that ecological aspects are taken into account at the time of purchase and that the product can be used longer.