John P . Looney wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 03:34:27PM +0100, Sean McGrath mentioned:
> > One nagging issue - they wont support the hardware if there's a thrid party
> > OS (ie. linux) on them.
>> "Hi, I have a broken disk drive, and want a replacement"
> "OK. Click on my computer/properties"
> "It's a linux box. It's says 'Disk read failed, on block blah"
> "Oh. Hold on.....can you install Windows on the machine, to verify the
> disk is broken ?"
> "No. The disk is broken. I can't install Windows on it"
> "Oh. OK. I'll organise a replacement".
>> You just have to be firm. They'll replace stuff.
true. had this problem years ago, running linux1.1.13 (its still running)
replaced my disk twice. I messed up the installation. Twas slackware
on a couple of dozen floppies. Those were the days.
I'll probably go with gateway, they're cheaper and dont have integrated
graphics cards or nics, like dell.
Thanks to all for info etc.
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