[ubuntu-za] Windows Tax Refund was Re: Are there any problems running Ubuntu on a Intel Quad ?

Morgan Collett morgan at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 11 12:19:57 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 14:12, Rudi Ahlers <rudiahlers at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Nic Roets <nroets at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> You can most certainly buy a computer without an operating system in
>> South Africa. Occasionally Sybaritic has a notebook advertised like
>> that.

> Does anyone know if it is actually against the law to purchase a PC without
> an OS?
>
> I only purchase equipment from wholesalers like Rectron / Pinnacle / etc,
> and never purchase Windows, unless the client actually wants it.
>
> That said, there's a lot of notebooks from different brands with Linnux as a
> standard. Incredible corruption and the likes don't sell them cause they
> don't know squad about linux, and won't support it. But, I'm sure you can
> get it from online stores if you "fish around a bit". Even Dell  / HP has
> options to get Linux instead of Windows, or even FreeDOS.

I've bought computers wholesale from Sahara without Windows - they do
have Linux specials on their laptops - and I've bought computers
retail from Chaos Computers (http://www.chaosnet.co.za/) without an
OS.

Regards
Morgan



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