Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dell Disappointment

Damn. After all the hoopla surrounding preinstalled Linux on Dells, it turns out that they will not be preloading Ubuntu Linux on PC's sold in the UK anytime soon. This robs me of my chance to get hold of one and review it, although due to "circumstances beyond my control" that wouldn't have been possible for another month or so anyway.

Oh well. I guess I shall just have to buy one from one of the independent vendors instead.

Even one of our Members of Parliament commented recently that we live in "rip-off Britain". Maybe when Toshiba, HP or Lenovo start selling systems with Linux preinstalled we shall start to see an end to that trend in desktop computing.

Until then, I'd be interested to know of anyone's experiences with laptops from Linux Emporium.

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