Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 10:20 UTC, submitted by Bob Gratton
Linux Alienware is currently "trying to gauge the level of interest consumers like you have in buying a new computer that features a Linux-based operating system" through a short (~3 min) survey. The more manufacturers that embrace Linux, the more popular it becomes and the better hardware support we all get, so why not help out?
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Sure but
by Soulbender on Tue 25th Jan 2011 10:48 UTC
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2005-08-18

not on an overpriced alienware rig.

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Blank system
by Soulbender on Tue 25th Jan 2011 10:56 UTC
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2005-08-18

Why is there no option for a empty system where I can install whatever I want?

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RE: Blank system
by Delgarde on Tue 25th Jan 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "Blank system"
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2008-08-19

Why is there no option for a empty system where I can install whatever I want?


Agreed - a system certified for Linux compatibility would be nice, but no matter what OS they out on it, it's going to get wiped immediately so that I can put my own customised setup on it.

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"Pay extra for a Linux system"
by ganloo on Tue 25th Jan 2011 11:10 UTC
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2005-07-06

Certainly no, but wonder why it is even an option?

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RE: "Pay extra for a Linux system"
by Neolander on Tue 25th Jan 2011 11:26 UTC in reply to ""Pay extra for a Linux system""
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2010-03-08

It's more profitable to sell a computer running Windows with lot of crapware pre-installed than to sell a computer running Linux, where there's no crapware to help the vendor making money to date.

Plus, add up extra customer support costs and things like that, and actually they could justify selling Linux computers under a higher price tag.

Edited 2011-01-25 11:27 UTC

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Alienware makes gaming machines
by Adamal on Tue 25th Jan 2011 16:05 UTC
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2005-07-06

Alienware makes primarily gaming machines. I don't see how a Linux strategy works for them. It would be nice to buy the machine without an OS.

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