Anyone tried Dell Mini
dave at thefletchers.net
Thu Sep 11 22:55:32 BST 2008
On Wednesday 10 Sep 2008, Joel Oliver wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> > Art Alexion schrieb:
> >> Dell will not sell us the 16 GB drive with Ubuntu -- only with Windows.
> > ok, then you can still get Windows Refunds. For a start, see here:
> > http://www.linux.com/articles/59381
> > kind regards
> > Eberhard
> Just get the version with XP on it and reformat it and install Ubuntu.
> Thats what most people do anyway. It seems like only the crap versions
> of laptops come with Ubuntu preinstalled and are very expensive (Because
> of the crapware discounts)
> It's just going to prove the point that Windows Vista is selling well,
> Ubuntu preinstalled is a flop... Isn't this what they really want to
> do? If I can get a Dell with a better processor, more memory, better
> video card cheaper than a Dell that's stripped down with Ubuntu and
> costs more.... I will get the Vista/XP one and nuke it... So another
> preinstalled Ubuntu laptop sits collecting dust proving that linux
> prinstalled is a failure (since it doesn't sell) So everyone MUST be
> using Windows.... This is what Microsoft "wants" the vendors to
> "see". I'd love to know the real numbers (via Windows Update would
> probably be more accurate, although it still may be a dual boot Windows
> install thats rarely used, or in my case a Virtualbox inside linux that
> I keep updated just in case I need to use it (I haven't for 2 years now
> So probably microsoft kicks back to Symantic, McAffee, Adobe.... whatnot
> to kick back to the vendors to kill the whole linux preinstalled idea...
> It seems to work for now.
> Hope the future looks brighter :)
Now that we've all had a good chat about this issue amongst ourselves, the
only real way to do anything about it is letter writing - on proper paper.
Bring the issue to the attention of your Senator, European Commissioner,
whoever you have in your region. Mine is ready to go in the air mail
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