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

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Sun May 31 14:13:18 BST 2009

How can they charge more? They get the thing for free! Well, we  
presume they do... I guess it's paying for training and support etc.  
If so that isn't so bad


James Milligan
lake54 at lake54.com

On 31 May 2009, at 13:04, Paul Broadhead  
<pjbroad at twinmoons.clara.co.uk> wrote:

> Great, dell are selling their Inspiron Mini 10v preloaded with Ubuntu
> 8.04.  The base system with a 8GB SSD is priced at 199 pounds.
> You can even upgrade the spec to be the same as the XP version, i.e.
> with a 160GB hard drive. The problem is with that upgrade the Ubuntu
> machine costs 258 pounds while the XP machine costs 249 pounds.  Not  
> so
> great.
> I used the on-line help to ask why this and was told "if you upgrade
> then the price will definitely shoot up".  I asked if I should just  
> buy
> the XP version, wipe it and install my own OS.  He eventually replied
> "Well if that sounds cheaper yes".  I asked if he expected dell to  
> sell
> many of these Ubuntu machines and he replied "As of now no".
> Needless to say, I'm not buying one.
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