[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu via Tescos

Keith Cleaver keithcleaver at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 20 15:29:08 BST 2007


Rob Beard wrote:
> Keith Cleaver wrote:
>   
>> John Levin wrote:
>>     
>>> Just found this:
>>> http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-3224/btnResultSort.x%3d509/btnResultSort.y%3d291.aspx
>>> and
>>> http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-6129/btnResultSort.x%3d509/btnResultSort.y%3d291.aspx
>>>
>>> Anyone tried one?
>>>
>>> John
>>>       
>> I thought only Dell were authorised to sell PC's with Ubuntu pre-installed?
>>
>>     
>
> Technically being free software anyone is allowed to preinstall Ubuntu. <snip>
>
> Rob
>
>
>   
OK, thanks for clearing that up.

It's a good move, but:

1) How many people buy a PC from Tesco in the first place?

2) Won't the Linux branding scare off a few people, especially if it's 
something they haven't heard of before (which is likely)?



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