[ubuntu-uk] Awareness-Raising Campaign Idea (was Ubuntu CNR deal)

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 14 18:40:52 GMT 2007

alan c wrote:
> Alan Pope wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 10:14:57AM +0000, alan c wrote:
>>> Have you seen how absolutely difficult it is to get a PC *without* 
>>> windows?
>>> For example, I believe that all of the Dell soho range are now 
>>> offering vista. Only.
>> Not strictly true. Try phoning them up rather than ordering them online. I know people who have ordered computers 
>> from Dell with no OS just by phoning and asking.
> Really? I am surprised. There have been two detailed reports in recent 
> weeks about two individuals one in usa and one uk I think, who managed 
> to get a refund of the windows tax from dell. Each took about two days 
> on the phone it seems, but with preparation and skill, they were 
> successful.
> Which type of computers did your contacts purchase, and do you think 
> the deal was of a form that could be made public? If so, I do not 
> understand why it has not apparently been publicised, it is 
> significant stuff, particularly with the Dell history of being 
> persuaded to avoid linux a few years ago after M. Dell had got 
> enthusiastic and bought into three linux related organisations and 
> started making linux noises.
> I would like to publicise purchases such as you describe, if possible.
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