[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu pre-installed

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Aug 8 17:13:14 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-08-08 at 17:11 +0100, alan c wrote:
> They might also be fearful of adverse consequences with their presumed
> discount for MS OS's?

I don't think so.  I talked this through thoroughly with pcspecialist.
It was all down to a question of full support.  They tried selling a
range of equipment with Ubuntu pre-installed, and found that currently,
they were not up to giving Ubuntu OS support.

A manufacturer is legally obliged to give proper support, and this
applies to Cougar, so I fully understand their reluctance - they just
don't have Linux aware staff.  However, Patrick obviously knows enough
to be happy testing and guaranteeing an Ubuntu install - but only if the
product is going out to a Linux aware customer like you or me.

Regards,		Barry.
Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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