[Nottingham] Dixons/PC World response .....

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Wed May 1 11:00:22 UTC 2013

On 30/04/13 18:07, david at gbenet.com wrote:
> In so far as PC World in Nottingham there is zero recognition of Linux as an operating
> system.
Which is why I don't shop there.  Places like pcspecialist and novatech
are much more accommodating with their "No OS" option (and then there's
ZaReason, System76, thinkpenguin etc).  Whilst pcspecialist and novatech
don't officially support GNU/Linux - they do know what it is, there's
plenty of discussion in their forums and they don't appear to be slow in
answering questions.

> PC World are not really a computer store but rather an outlet devoted to the retail of
> Microsoft. Dixons Currys are the same.
Almost all high-street shops and household names are the same.  When a
known brand (e.g. ASUS) does launch a device with GNU/Linux
pre-installed, it is usually on lower specs than the Windows equivalent
and released to so few territories as to be pointless.

> If you buy a printer 
As an aside, Brother are meant to have excellent GNU/Linux support (even
better than the likes of HP who only have partial support when compared
to Windows).


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