[ubuntu-za] High a laptop that is OS independent with a decent warranty for Ubuntu?

Wikus wikus at cheetah-microsystems.com
Tue May 22 08:36:28 UTC 2012

That has got to be the most stupid warranty I have ever heard of.
What has software got to do with hardware that breaks ?

I would also say resize the Windows partition to a small size (using 
parted magic boot cd) and install
Ubuntu on the free space like another person suggested.

Unless that is also not allowed.
***shakes head***

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On 05/22/2012 10:30 AM, Mark Widdicombe wrote:
> On 22 May 2012 10:25, Paul Young<paulysa at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Recently I purchased a Dell N5110, mostly for its 3 year warranty with
>> Windows x64 Home Premium. If I had removed Windows and put Ubuntu on it the
>> 3 year warranty would have been forfeited.
>> Thus, is there a way to purchase decent laptop hardware and not be bound to
>> Microsoft or Mac in South Africa?
>> A brief internet search suggests this to be possible overseas.
>> Thanks
> The answer, unfortunately, is no.  There are a couple of laptops
> available from Sahara and Proline that come with Linux preinstalled,
> but they are the 'bottom of the line' that Windows wouldn't work on
> properly (does it work properly on anything?)
> If you've already bought, it's better to keep the Windows install and
> dual-boot Ubuntu.  Then if anything goes wrong your warranty is OK,
> and, moreover, you will have the Windows installed when or if you want
> to resell the machine.

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