[H-GEN] Looking for a linux laptop
onefang at gmail.com
Mon May 25 22:55:46 EDT 2009
On Tue, 26 May 2009 11:44:36 +1000 Russell Stuart
<russell-humbug at stuart.id.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-26 at 10:57 +1000, David Seikel wrote:
> > Can I get that HP without Windows, and without paying the Microsoft
> > tax? Even without an OS works for me, since I would wipe it anyway
> > to install Ubuntu myself.
> Not that I have seen. However, more importantly, you have to struggle
> to get a HP with installation media - ie a CD with the OS and drivers
> on it. Most machines just come with a "recovery partition".
> Now if you are like me, you will just wipe the OS on the machine, and
> install Linux. However since you have paid for that MS OS, and since
> there is software and drivers out there that will run on nothing else,
> it is nice to have it lying around. I install it on a separate
> partition and run it from within a VM in Linux, mostly.
Hmm, thinking about it, if I have to pay the tax, might as well have
Windows available under a VM for cross platform testing. Make some use
out of otherwise wasted money. lol
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