[ILUG] Interesting piece on Linux adoption from /.
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Mar 29 14:37:47 GMT 2002
On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 07:36:43AM -0600, Stephen_Reilly at dell.com wrote:
> >Limerick assembles notebooks for all of Europe, no ? Given that, I was kind
> >of surpirsed that in the midst of all those keyboard configurations, they
> >couldn't find a U.S. one.
> But Dell Limerick don't EVER manufacture for US ...
Indeed - the only solution is obviously to have a MAJOR problem with my
notebook while on a trip to the states and then have the whole bloddy
enchilada replaced under the terms of my 8 hour international 3 year
warranty thingy - now there's a reason to have used up that free ticket to
L.A. which unfortunately expires at the end of March :-)
> Well if you ordered a French OS, yes. If not then it might be difficult.
Et Dell m'offre Le Chapeau Rouge pour la meme 80 Euro, non ?
> You're paying for the operating system itself which curiously Redhat don't
> see fit to give Dell for free. I'm not sure exactly how that bit works but
> basically if you order any operating system you may not be charged for the
> installation of same but you will be charged for the software. But I see
> your point.
Indeed - I've often wondered about that aspect of Red Hat's OEM deals with
manufacturers. They manage to persuade PC manufacturers to pay for what
they can LEGALLY provide for nothing - it's a good deal for somebody, I'm
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