[ubuntu-uk] Dell mini 10v costs more with Ubuntu than with XP

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 09:21:56 BST 2009

On 31/05/09 15:20, Paul Broadhead wrote:
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> I did not realise that was the case.  However, the figures would be very
> useful to know; both for Ubuntu and for windows.  I wish companies could
> be more open about the OS cost and stop trying to hide behind different
> specifications and machines that cannot be compared.
> If companies wanted to be honest with their customers, the cost of the
> OS would be clearly stated.  I do not see any reason why dell do
> not allow OS customisation (selection) as they do other features.
> The various costs could be clearly stated and you would know exactly
> what you are paying for.

There are some companies that do offer computers without an OS and it 
allows you see exactly how much you are paying for which OS you choose. 
Novatech spring immediately to mind.

We have started a web site listing vendors that do sell such "Naked" 
computers. It is at http://nakedcomputers.org/



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