[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu pre-installed computer prices

Eddie Bernard eddieb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 10:05:15 GMT 2009

Good morning everyone

First off, a declaration of interest, I'm in business selling desktop
PCs. However, to avoid accusations of spamming, I won't give further
details (unless you actually want them!)

My reason for contacting you all is a sort of market research, if
you'll be kind enough to allow that. I am interested in your opinion
on pricing for a computer with Ubuntu pre-installed, as it's a market
I am currently looking into.

I'm looking to offer a base unit, 2GHz dual core Celeron (E1400) with
2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM, and a 150GB SATA hdd. Graphics, sound and
ethernet are onboard. Like I said, I would install Ubuntu 8.10 (and,
of course, ubuntu 9.04 when it's released!) and run through the update
utility. I understand there are issues regarding selling a Ubuntu PC
with non-free applications pre-installed (e.g. medibuntu) so I assume
I will have to leave them off, but perhaps give advice to those who
need it.

I have a price in mind for this machine (including UK mainland
delivery) - but I'm curious to hear what other people think might be a
fair price for it.

If you can help me I'd really appreciate it. If not, I apologise for

Thank you for your time


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