[ubuntu-uk] pre installed ubuntu laptops?

Andrew Turner acturneruk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 16:18:16 BST 2009

2009/6/9 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>:
> Another option, not sure if you'd thought of is to have a look at
> laptops in the right price range and then search online to see if anyone
> has had any problems with Ubuntu.  I did that when choosing a laptop.  I
> was going to go for an eiSystem laptop from PC World for about £300 but
> found it had god awful Linux support so instead I got my little Acer
> Aspire 2920 (with 12.1" widescreen screen so bigger than a netbook but
> small enough that it is compact and easy to carry around, and it has a
> pretty good spec besides).  Only issue is the Windows refund.  I know
> Acer do offer a Windows refund but it requires sending the laptop to
> their service centre in Plymouth.  Personally I kept Windows (despite
> the fact the service centre is about a 40 mile round trip from where I
> live so I could have dropped it off).
> Rob

Dell will refund the cost of Windows without you having to send
anything off. But I guess the OP was looking for an Ubuntu
pre-installed machine in order to send a message to the manufacture
showing that there is a demand for such a thing.


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