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Re: [opensuse] To answer the XPS question concerning preloaded Ubuntun on on a Dell XPS..........
  • From: "John Andersen" <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 00:28:27 -0700
  • Message-id: <60fb01490808030028s390784c7j66ecd4710b0c78f6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Brian K. White <brian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "opensuse" <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 3:25 PM
Subject: [opensuse] To answer the XPS question concerning preloaded Ubuntun
on on a Dell XPS..........


Electronista | Dell brings Linux to XPS M1330

http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/01/23/dell.xps.m1330.with.linux/

Last time I looked on the Dell site (admittedly a while ago) they were
limiting the hardware options for the linux version. You couldn't get the
ABGN adapter or EVDO, or the fastest cpu, less ram etc possibly no bluetooth,
etc etc don't remember about blueray or the remote control, camera, LED
backlight version of the screen etc..


You get what they are willing to support today.

Why in hell would a vendor sell you a bundled system with things they
can't yet support?
Why would you grouse about the fact that they didn't want to? You can always
buy it with free-DOS on it. If you buy from the small-business
division you can even
buy it with NO Operating system.


Lot's of dumb limitations based presumably on the lack of drivers or software
that they could
officially support or redistribute.

Call it dumb if you will, from a business perspective, it makes
perfect sense to refuse to sell
you something they don't have. If they sold you vaporware you would
slag them for that as well.

They did license and bundle WinDVD to allow them to ship a DVD player
solution that did not violate
anyone's patents. As far as I can tell, that is the only piece of
software on the machine
that had a pop-up license notification.


HP claims to have machines that are sold with Linux, but just try to find them.
Dell went further and have a good bundle. Emperor Linux goes farther, but they
cost way more.

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