[Wolves] Operating system free Laptop - where to buy local(ish)

Adam Sweet adam at adamsweet.org
Wed Feb 20 17:00:35 GMT 2008

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ArchLinuxUser dick_turpin wrote:
> On 20/02/2008, Wayne <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:
>> I want a new laptop without windows so I can install Linux, where can I
>>  get one?
>>  Don't suppose places like pc world are any use? I like to get there and
>>  then as I hate waiting for
>>  couriers. Toshiba/Sony my favourite brands. £500-£600 budget.
> Um its not gonna happen not for those brands at any rate. You can get
> one from Dell as you may already know, I believe it will come with
> windows you need to refuse the license and one or two other hoops.
> However I think Dell are pretty clued up on this situation now, give
> them a ring and ask.

Hi Wayne

You can buy Dell machines with Ubuntu on them already as you probably
know, even though you're a Fedora man if I remember correctly.

I doubt you'd be able to walk in to anywhere and buy one so it's either
pay the Windows tax, in some cases cheaper than without a Windows
license, buy a FreeDOS or Ubuntu machine from Dell, or get one from
System76 (in the US I think), Efficient PC (plug to Efficient PC because
they gave LugRadio an Eee PC to give away as a prize, possibly South
Yorks, possibly not) or the Linux Emporium, who I believe are based in
Birmingham somewhere.


Adam Sweet

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