[ILUG] Dell & Linux
toppy at oceanfree.net
Fri Dec 8 14:48:30 GMT 2000
Plus I dont think that Dell install Debian, only RH
----- Original Message -----
From: "John P . Looney" <john at antefacto.com>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Dell & Linux
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 12:33:18PM -0000, Noel Carrol mentioned:
> > How's about just having ordered the thing with Linux installed once off
> > because;
> > 1. You'd have the drivers for everything to use again the next time you
> > ordered one of these or came across something with similar HW.
> > 2. The 100 quid it would have cost extra is a lot less than the cost of
> > time per hour and it seems you spent longer than an hour playing with
> > machine.
> > 3. If it didn't work on delivery, you'd have recourse to the
> > in this case, Dell.
> Actually, had a quick look. They don't preinstall them with linux for the
> Irish market.
> When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
> to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
> -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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