[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Jan 17 14:56:37 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 14:51 +0000, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> Likewise. I even contemplated refurbishing old computers with a
> lightweight Ubuntu-based distro but the margin would have to be based
> on providing support, which could be made to work for small companies
> and charities and the like, but was more difficult to do for
> individuals as people won't pay for computer support and the charge
> and value often outweighs the time spent on problems.

Ed Bernard at http://www.elpatech.co.uk sells his Ubuntu computers for
the same price as his barebones ones.  He says that giving support to
his Windows PC's costs him far more than supporting Ubuntu!  Especially
since the magnificent 7.

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

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