HP to ship Ubuntu laptops and desktops (EMEA, SA)

dave dave at rodrig.com
Wed Sep 14 12:48:34 CDT 2005

Just out of curiosity....any idea how many laptops they are looking to
I'm just wondering what the number is that obviously isn't high enough
to merit "high demand" according to the suppliers.


On 9/14/05, Jonathan Carter <jonathan at shuttleworthfoundation.org> wrote:
> Hi Jeff
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > "Globally HP works with Red Hat and SuSE as their primary Linux
> > distributions for servers and workstations. But on a local level, said
> > Shulz, the company is working with Ubuntu."
> >
> >   http://www.tectonic.co.za/viewr.php?id=595
> I wish it was as nice as they say. A mathematics institute in Cape Town
> wants to buy a bunch of HP laptops with Ubuntu, but none of the
> suppliers are willing to sell HP laptops without Windows. They do say
> that they sell HP laptops with FreeDOS pre-installed, with an Ubuntu CD,
> but they only import 250 of them into the country at a time, and only
> seem to import if the demand is high enough. This seems a bit unlikely,
> since most people are in a rush to get a laptop when they buy them. :(
> -Jonathan
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