Why would I go to PC world to buy a PC.
At the time I was working for Gateway Tech Support, and PC world was cheap alot cheaper than buying one internally from Gateway or externally through Dell.
And yes for the cynic, it's true PC world say that the law says you can't sell the PC without a method of restoring the software and drivers it's sold with 'which kind of makes sense for the consumer if you think about it', thus would not sell me the PC in abscence of the disks, despite my protestations that I would be nuking windowz shortly anyway and presumably it would be nigh impossible to have the system sold with linux installed and say a USR as opposed to a conexant/rockwell chipset winmodem.
For example if there is no hardware accelorated available in X for video card [n], but there is one in windowz[drone_x] then it would stand to reason that [company_y] would attempt to say, 'I can only sell you this system with windowz because the 'insert device' is not supported fully in [unix_disto_w]', considering you have to supply disks and drivers with a PC you sell(by law afaik).
Check it out, I doubt any OEM or store will sell you a PC without an OS, if what the dude in PC world is to be believed.
Perhaps it was all a big speil and he has shares in M$ stock.... it wouldn't surprise me... there was a black van outside the store that day.....
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