Anyone tried Dell Mini

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Tue Sep 9 19:03:45 BST 2008

Billie Walsh schrieb:
> Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>> Art Alexion wrote:
>>> On Monday 08 September 2008 10:06:17 pm Jonathan Jesse wrote:
>>>>  I guess I don't understand the whole the largest drive you can get is for
>>>> the Windows XP one?  The Dell Mini w/ Ubuntu on it has a 16GB SSD drive and
>>>> from the Dell site I can the largest I caan get is 16 Gig for Windows? 
>>>> Please explain what I'm missing
>>> Dell will not sell us the 16 GB drive with Ubuntu -- only with Windows.
>> what do they get though? i don't understand, what's the point? ubuntu is
>> much cheaper (free) than windows, for the price of a windows license,
>> they can put a bigger SSD drive! or you think they don't want ubuntu
>> getting more customer base than windows?
> I don't remember if it was on this list or another discussing the 
> mini-pc's. But, I think they may have hit it on the head. By using 
> Ubuntu they lose income. Have you bought an "off-the-shelf" computer 
> lately. It takes hours to delete all the crap-ware that comes 
> pre-installed. I'm quite sure there are benefits attached with which 
> software gets installed and which doesn't.
If Dell delivers crapware as a means to finance profits (I do not know 
since it is years ago that I bought Dell as a business customer) then 
it would only be fair that customers charge back Dell for the time 
they need to delete this mess.

Furthermore, against what soem people here experience, I am situated 
in germany, visited the Dell US Website, that charges dollars, not Euros.

And as pointed out, I could configure and move to my cart ubuntu with 
16GB ssd, bluetooth, vga, warranty extension, memory upgrde for $ 622

So I can only conclude that Dell offers Europeans a different US 
website that they have for Americans? Hard to believe, I think.

Lastly, I would make it very clear to Dell that it is the customer who 
decides what product to buy. If more people do it, they will surely 
learn from it.;-)

Kind regard


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