[ubuntu-za] Advice please - Dell laptop

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Tue Mar 8 06:57:10 UTC 2016

Good morning all,

Some advice will be appreciated.

A friend's laptop was stolen, the insurance has offered him the 
replacement detailed below.

He uses Ubuntu, therefore does not need the Win 10 installation.

If he asks for a laptop loaded with Ubuntu or with no OS, then perhaps 
he can avoid Microsoft licence fees and ask for something else to be 
added - but what?

Many thanks,


Laptop details NBDEI35424005045W10S DELL INSPIRON 3542, Black, 15.6-inch 
HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display, 4th Generation Intel Core 
i3-4005U Processor (3M Cache, 1.70 GHz), 4GB Single Channel DDR3L 
1600MHz (4GBx1), 500GB 5400rpm SATA 6Gbs, Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and 
Writes to DVD/CD), Windows 10 Home Single Language (64bit) English, DW 
1705 + BT4.0 [802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz, 1x1], No Fingerprint 
Reader, English keyboard without backlight, WEBCAM, Intel(R) HD Graphics 
4400, Cannot be downgraded , No Bag, MS Office 2013 Trial, 1 Year 
Collect & Return hardware support included with your PC, No 3G Upgrade, 
No Modem, 40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (removable) Regards Basil Jordan Tel: 
012 - 346 4907/8/9 Fax: 012-346 4906 basilj at pgdigital.co.za Shop 2C, 
Cherry Lane Centre Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Pretoria Gauteng

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