Hard to believe. I can't see M$ giving the main product for free or DELL
pays Canonical for Ubuntu same price as for M$...
Anyway I did not see the option "no OS", which simply means forcing
customers to purchase "The O$" anyway if they want or not.
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 23:22 +0100, keith at clubheadbangbang.org wrote:
> I had a similar experience a few months back, when I tried to get an Inspiron
> with ubuntu installed instead of windows [ which was on offer by Dell in other
> countries by not Ireland !]
>> When I called sales they told me that I couldn't buy a laptop with Ubuntu, after
> a bit of hassle he agreed to sell me the laptop without windows pre-installed. I
> said that would be fine and asked for the new price to which I was informed that
> the prices was the same, as the windows software comes free with laptop.
>> When I asked if he was telling me that windows is free software the answer was
> yes !!
>> Quoting Grzegorz Witkowski <geslinux at gmail.com>:
>> > I presume there was no difference in price. Am I right?
> > Ges
> > On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 12:46 +0000, nexor wrote:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > I'm trying to get an Ubuntu laptop from Dell.
> > > Their Ubuntu-related website is located at:
> > > http://www.dell.co.uk/ubuntu> > >
> > > Unfortunately, Inspiron listed on this Ubuntu-Dell page has Vista as the
> > > only option.
> > > Eventually I was able to order it with Ubuntu by calling sales directly.
> > >
> > > It's pretty weired, isn't it?
> > >
> > > cheers,
> > > Tomek
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