[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu pre-installed
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.
Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.
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