> i've found, from searching about a bit, that sites that offer desktops or
> laptops preinstalled with linux are usually dearer than similar desktops or
> laptops that are preinstalled with windows.
>> why can't these guys just offer a "linux friendly" computer (i.e. a
> computer whose hardware components are known to work in linux with no
> problems at all) and let the buyer install their own choice of linux on it?
I asked much the same question of some random guy in PC world when I was trying
to buy a dirt cheap system at the time and he couldn't find the W2k disks.
"I'll be running Linux, I don't need the Windows disks" -- said I
"It's the law, we have to supply you with a set of drivers and other media, to
resotre the system to the way we sold it to you" -- said he.
"I'm not above bribery " -- said I.
Funnily enough, he didn't feel compelled to pay me money, in order to let me
have the system.
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Europlex Technologies Ltd
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E:bryano at euoplex.ie
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