[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

alan c 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 £100 on the retail cost of the laptop... it
> will presumably "work out of the box"... where I might need the support is
> later

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 
alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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