[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu pre-installed
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Aug 8 16:11:16 UTC 2011
On 08/08/11 13:38, Barry Drake wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-08-08 at 12:34 +0100, Chris Rowson wrote:
>> I wonder if it would be possible for Cougar to create a page on their
>> website advertising Ubuntu PCs? I couldn't see one when I looked, but
>> if Cougar could do that, I'm sure it would help them lots more
>> exposure within the Ubuntu community.
> I think it unlikely. The first guy I talked to was very garded and said
> at first that they didn't have any dealings with Linux at all and didn't
> support it. Then when pressed, he admitted that they had sent out a
> couple of machines with Ubuntu pre-installed. Then he put me through to
> Patrick who said they would be delighted to supply pre-installed. I
> guess they don't want to advertise so that folk come to them and then
> need support with the OS.
They might also be fearful of adverse consequences with their presumed
discount for MS OS's?
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