Computer suppliers information - PLEASE
carles at 091labs.com
Sun Mar 3 14:43:03 UTC 2013
If you buying a pc I suggest what laura said. Build your own but for
laptops I don't think there's anywhere in Ireland.
I know http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk sell laptops without os, try there..
On 2 Mar 2013 19:47, "Laura Czajkowski" <laura at lczajkowski.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/13 14:49, Rory McCann wrote:
> On 01/03/13 22:42, Andries vanTonder wrote:
> It is apparently illegal in Ireland to sell a computer without an
> operating system installed.
> No, of course it's not illegal (why would it be illegal?!), just uncommon.
> You can buy servers with Linux preinstalled. You can buy individual
> components to built a PC yourself without needing an OS. Shops might have a
> "kit" of all the components you need to build a PC, you just assemble
> yourself (IKEA style PCs!). I did this myself years ago with Komplett. it
> came without any OSs, and I installed Linux.
> Small computer shops will probably do bespoke builds of computers, you can
> almost certainly ask for Linux preinstalled.
> One reason MS Windows is common is because retailers can pre-load a whole
> pile of bloatware onto the machines. The margins are so small that the
> bloatware is their only profit margin.
> Also, the Sputnik 2 is available in EU now -
> So there is now at least choice out there
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