[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Jan 17 13:41:19 UTC 2011
On 17/01/11 11:38, Sean Miller wrote:
> And, to be honest, I'm not too worried about "personalized attention" when
> installing if I am going to save Â£100 on the retail cost of the laptop... it
> will presumably "work out of the box"... where I might need the support is
If you are happy to 'risk' that your purchase might not work
completely with your chosen OS, then I agree that you would certainly
pay a highter price to use a specialist (Ubuntu) store.
For me, if, say, a laptop webcam was important to me, I would want to
know it worked before I committed.
And if I had a dislike for a large software company that has pretty
well a monopoly, how would I feel when - with my own money, my hard
earned cash - I later saw them advertising how many of this or that
version they *sold* last year, including to me?
If low cost is very important, then, yes, ethical decisions become
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