From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Wed 31 Mar 1999 - 15:13:05 IST
> I've to get a bunch of PC's and put Linux on em.
> Been looking at Dell and Gateway.
> Price is an issue, gateway seem to have what I want (GP7-500 or so).
> One nagging issue - they wont support the hardware if there's a thrid party
> OS (ie. linux) on them.
dell will, but only if you buy their high end workstations, and they charge
more. It's crap about them not supporting the hardware, they sold it to you,
so it doesn't matter what OS you run on it, you are entitled to a guarantee,
it just means their monkeys won't be able to work out what the problem is.
> Anyone have a list of PC vendors in dublin. I seem to remember a page,
> possibly on iol somewhere, but cant find it.
I don't know of a list, but check swift.kerna.ie and see what that gives.
People I know of:
Everyman (I worked for them) will support a machine and sell it with no OS.
Europoint (Jaguar) dunno about windows/linux.
Peats do machines I think
Time almost definitely windows only (blanchardstown).
There are a variety of other places that I can't comment on (not having seen/
dealt with them) (like Micropro in Rathfarnham).
-- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153 Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2 1 days 8 hours 46 mins 55 seconds until Reconvene...
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