[SATLUG] Re: [XCSSA] What do you know about Acer Laptops?

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Sun Aug 10 23:19:10 CDT 2008


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Ernest De Leon wrote:
|>
|> | -No M$ tax(!)
|> Theoretically, I should be able to call acer and get that money back.
|> Revoke the license and all that. It works with dell. But, in this case.
|> It appears that I'd be paying a linux tax, as it'd cost me $300 more to
|> get a similar laptop. Just noticing...
|>
|
| Speaking of...how exactly does this work with Dell?  I've been pondering
| ordering one of those new studio hybrid PCs as a toy (since my
modification
| of the SLUG for a web server was fun), but they keep telling me that there
| is no way to order it with no OS or with Ubuntu on it.  My plan was to
order
| it as is, then reject the EULA and call for a refund on the OS.  I'm not
| sure if that's the proper way to go about it.  I even told the rep that I
| would pay a little more if it came with Ubuntu just to make sure M$ didn't
| get the cash.  Has anyone done this successfully?  If so, can you tell me
| how you did it?
|

This is where I read about it:
http://www.linux.com/articles/59381



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