[Gllug] Getting Microsoft off a Dell purchase - anyone done this?

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sat Jul 8 00:43:38 UTC 2006

Chris Bell wrote:
> On Fri 07 Jul, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Their main issue is that they cant ( or dont want to ) ship a machine
>> out without an OS.
>    Otherwise how can they run any initial tests on the hardware?

Thats really not the issue, Never have I found a hdd pre-formatted or
used ( smartctl usually has either 2 or 3 as power cycle count ) when a
machine from Dell is shipped out with FreeDOS. The issue has its roots
in MS's legal noise - in that when machines are shipped out with no OS,
pirated copies of MS Windows are used on them.

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