I've managed to persuade a computer reseller in Park West to convert his
entire stock to Linux before offering them for sale. This includes about 20
nearly new Dell Optiplexs, and a Dell 2300 dual processor server. (Question
is, can I install on this server?)
I have the unique pleasure of wiping the drives of bloatware, then
installing Linux. After I convert each box I get cramps from the smiling!
Customers entering his premises will not find Winblows on any of the PCs on
offer. What a nice thought.
He will then offer these computers for sale with Linux installed. The
benefit to the guy who owns the business includes avoiding issues around
Winblows licences etc.
It is hoped that ordinary members of the public who might never have heard
of Linux, let alone seen it on a computer or decided to install, will see
and experience it as the OS installed on their computer.
Is this a first? Is it worth turning into a publicity stunt of some sort for
the benefit of the Linux community in Dublin?
I'm going to take a few digital pics and post them somewhere when it is
done. (Hopefully mid week or so). A row of twenty Penguins should look good.
Anyone with any publicity ideas?
ppstokes at hotmail.com
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