[ubuntu-uk] Choice of laptop

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 17:17:25 UTC 2014

On 04/11/14 15:54, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 4 November 2014 16:42, Gareth France <gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks. I've seen what I'd like but it's in PC world. I really don't think I
>> can make a purchase if it is effectively an endorsement of Windows 8! I'm
>> sure there must be another way.
> The real reason doesn't get talked about much.
> It costs money to /not/ preload Windows.

Liam is right.

The only way you can "try" to make a point is either by:

1. Buying a machine from somewhere that sells then sans OS or with Linux.
2. Attempting to get a refund for the "Microsoft Tax"...

If you search google you will find cases where suppliers have refunded 
the license cost - and in doing so it arguably gives you an even better 
platform for broadcasting about it rather than just quietly buying a PC 
with Linux or no OS...

(Here's my story from July 2009 - and note the comments):


But it doesn't always work...


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