[ubuntu-marketing] "Buy a pc with Ubuntu pre-installed" as an option to "get ubuntu"

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 18:46:02 GMT 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 16:21 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 26 March 2010 16:00, Randall Ross <randall at executiv.es> wrote:
> > Yes. I live in Canada, so I know your sentiment. We have restricted and
> > inconvenient trade across our shared border, despite what you might hear
> > otherwise.
> >
> One of the UK loco team created a website to list places you can buy
> computers which come without an operating system - or "Naked" as we
> call them:- http://nakedcomputers.org/ - I'm sure with a bit of love
> it could be made less UK centric. :)

Brilliant web site! Thanks!

> > So here's the thing: What will it take for someone (like Canonical for
> > example) to cut a deal with a huge OEM in Taipei or Shenzhen, pre-bundle
> > Ubuntu on netbooks, notebooks, and other interesting devices, and offer them
> > globally?
> >
> I wouldn't be surprised if this is already happening :)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonical_Ltd
> "Taipei 101 is also home to a Canonical office."
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_101
> Why else would Canonical have an office in Taipei other than to be
> close to OEMs & ODMs?
> Some devices are already available from the manufacturer with Ubuntu
> or Ubuntu-like OS's pre-installed.

Yes I seem to remember some news along those lines a few weeks ago, in
the Register I think.


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