[H-GEN] Looking for a linux laptop

QuarkAV.com - Hilton Travis hilton at quarkav.com
Tue May 26 00:15:08 EDT 2009

On 2009-05-26 12:55, David Seikel wrote:
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> 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
Definitely.  :)

- HiltonT
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