[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?

andres andresmp at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 21:23:49 UTC 2011


Sean all:
New article came in today via twitter: might be of interest

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/395861:get-the-most-out-of-your-laptop-using-linux?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

guess nothing we didn't know but just in case. 

Quite like the fairtrade comparison. Thanks Paula. 

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On 17 January 2011 11:34, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:

> It's more likely that they would have a deal with a maker of white
label
> laptops in China or Taiwan. It's not easy to build laptops from
components.
>

In which case there is something amiss, is there not?

Because they could buy a laptop retail from PC World for ?299 by simply
walking in, spend 5 minutes restoring a disc image and then sell
at ?399,
?450 or whatever they do with a HEALTHY profit.

So what advantage is the China/Taiwan thing gaining them?

Unless, of course, they're overcharging.   And it's actually costing
them
?150 to build these laptops and they just know that Linux advocates will
pay
anything to be seen to be "supporting the cause".

In which case, they don't deserve our custom.  As we're being used.

Sean
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