[ubuntu-uk] EU-topia? No Windows in EU ? Should we contribute?
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Fri Sep 28 18:10:28 BST 2007
On 28/09/2007, Sakjur <sakjur at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/9/28, Mark Harrison <Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com>:
> > Chris Jones wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > Kris Douglas wrote:
> > >
> > >> No windows in the European union?
> > >>
> > >
> > > No it's just a very misguided suggestion that no PC should ship with
> > an
> > > OS pre-installed.
> > > It just means more pain for users and no gain for anyone else.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > Chris,
> > I'm with you on this.
> > It is hard to see where other EU Directives of a similar nature (for
> > example, the legislation around servicing for motor vehicles by
> > non-franchised dealers) has ACTUALLY led to an improvement for
> > customers.
> > I also have trouble with the economics of "No Windows licence means much
> > cheaper PC". The big vendors pay little for their Windows licences - and
> > in some cases make MORE from the CrippleWare fees they charge than they
> > actually have to pay out for the O/S licence - so a "fair cost" solution
> > would actually make Windows+Crippleware CHEAPER than Linux.
> > Dell are, of course, to be applauded for what they've done. Both in
> > REDUCING the price of a non-Windows PC and providing such an option in
> > the first place.
> > Of course, what I'd REALLY like to see is machines installed
> > dual-booting between Ubuntu and a "30-day trial version of Windows" at
> > the end of which, the user either paid an extra £xxx or went with
> > Ubuntu.
> > Regards,
> > Mark
> > --
> > ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> That would be awsome!
> And that that you had to try both...
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
You're right... But... I don't see a Dell shop 100metres away from the head
office of my company...
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Mail: kris at softdel.net
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