Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 16th Aug 2006 23:02 UTC, submitted by Jakub
SuSE, openSUSE The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.
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by gnemmi on Thu 17th Aug 2006 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Blank.."
gnemmi
Member since:
2006-08-17

well .. after YEARS of reading osnews on a daily basis, you just got me to singup ...

Dell and HP both had linux laptops in Europe (Mandriva for Dell, Ubuntu for HP)

Where did you get that from??
Where can I buy a Dell lappy with Mandriva?
That's exactly what I'm looking/wishing for .. as a matter of fact, I'm looking for a 640m with mandriva !
Please, any info on that will be greatly appreciated!

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by hal2k1 on Thu 17th Aug 2006 01:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Blank.."
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Where can I buy a Dell lappy with Mandriva?
That's exactly what I'm looking/wishing for .. as a matter of fact, I'm looking for a 640m with mandriva !
Please, any info on that will be greatly appreciated!//

Why does it have to be Dell?

In this list:

http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/23168/

there are 8 occurrences of "Mandriva".

Take your pick.

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by gnemmi on Thu 17th Aug 2006 03:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Blank.."
gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

1) thanks for the link !!

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2) - I already had a thinkpad and got caught by the crappy 24rf08 chipset (summing up: a defect on the system's electric circuit causes a bad write to the eeprom and upon boot time you'll get a 0175: BAD CRC1 and the system stalls. IBM will tell you to change the whole motherboard. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/AT24RF08 amongst many other links). Furthermore, those are lenovos now, and some of them still use that crappy chip. No more money goes from my pocket to IBM's revenue.

- As of now, I own a Toshiba (p15-s479) and to my disguts, and although I payed for a toshiba, it seems that I got a "compal" (and so did some others: http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/ML/tlinux-users/8000/thread.html ... also stated in the nvidia kernel module readme and in jhonnatan buzard's page). Toshiba's linux support is almos non existant. No more money goes from my pockets to any corp that gives me a cat instead of the rabbit they got me to pay for.

- Hp, Compaq, Acer and others seem to be in the same league. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/omke/). No money there either ...

that leaves me with really few choices .. and at least dell has http://linux.dell.com/ ...

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by elsewhere on Thu 17th Aug 2006 02:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Blank.."
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Please, any info on that will be greatly appreciated!

Ok, I should qualify that. It was made available in France only, and was only on lower-end models. Don't know if they still do, this was last year.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1860031,00.asp

Do a search on Dell, Mandriva and France and you'll come across a number of articles, the one above is the first one I saw.

Doubt this is going to help you, you may as well just pay the Windows tax and install Mandriva on the laptop. Depending on where you are, you may even be able to force them to sell you a blank system, I've heard rumours to that effect, but it's something you'd have to call for, won't find it on the website. Oh, and even if they sell you a Window-less system, it likely won't be any cheaper. Go figure.

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by gnemmi on Thu 17th Aug 2006 03:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Blank.."
gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

It was made available in France only

=(

you may as well just pay the Windows tax and install Mandriva on the laptop

yup .. that's what I plan on doing =D

Thanks for the info !

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