[ubuntu-uk] Choice of laptop
Alan Lord (News)
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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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