[plug] OS free laptops?

Steve Baker steve at iinet.net.au
Thu May 8 11:02:27 WST 2008

Max wrote:
> Hi,
> Just one thing about Dell, they seem to be quite accommodating as it 
> seems that they can give discounts and play around with prices, i would 
> suggest that they would have worn the MS tax them selves maybe to get 
> the sale or just keep a satisfied customer.
> I doubt if other retailers would be so happy about it ?
> I bought a Dell laptop last year and all hardware seems to work well, i 
> got a good deal but i must admit that i didn't think of asking them to 
> dispose of the redundant MS slopware!
> Regards Max.
You can buy the Dell Latitude laptop without an OS.  The Latitude line 
are the business laptops - longer support life, more stable 
configuration, etc than the Vostro laptops which are the 
home/home-office line.  The Vostro might or might not have the OS-less 
option, I'm not sure.

If you don't see a no-OS option on the web-based order form then call a 
real person to order it and tell them what you want.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Latitude D820, recently 
upgraded from 7.10.  All the hardware Just Works.


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