[ubuntu-uk] Dells with Ubuntu

LeeUKHA mailinglists at varga.co.uk
Sat May 26 15:07:29 BST 2007


>> Why bother?
>>
>> I just compared a Vista vs. Fiesty Inspiron laptop and the answer is....
>>
>> It's (like for like*) $29 cheaper to buy a Vista laptop and install 
>> Fiesty on it yourself...
>>
>> Jeez... only Dell could replace a $40 OS with a free one and make it $69 
>> more expensive...  I really despair sometimes....
>>
>> Lee
>> *The headline Ubuntu laptop comes with half the memory and integrated 
>> graphics...
>>     
>
> It's not about the price. It's about not giving money to Microsoft for
> something you're not going to use. It's about not having to bother about
> installing Ubuntu yourself. It's about being guaranteed Ubuntu
> compatible hardware.
>   
But it is about the price, Mr. Average isn't going to try this 'new 
Ubuntu thing' if it's going to cost him an extra $29 on top of the price 
of his new Dell...  If it's $50 cheaper, he'll sure as hell think about 
it... and the more you get thinking about it the better...






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