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

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

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Neolander Member since:
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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