Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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No Windows Tax! - Yes Linux Tax!
by AL on Mon 9th May 2005 14:00 UTC

They say that I can avoid Windows Tax! True, my money doesnt go to MSFT.
But, this similarly configured laptop WITH Windows costs less than 1200+...

So, instead of my money going to MSFT, it goes to the dudes who install Linux.

Bottom line - no difference to me (I dont care where my money goes)....

If I get a laptop with SAME hardware as the linux certified ones, I can get Windows...AND install Ubuntu at the same time (knowing that it can run well under the same hardware)

People are going to buy linux laptops ONLY if the price is significantly less than the ones with Windows pre-installed.

My 2c