Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Because believe it or not, it actually probably costs more money to do that, than offer it without.

They have to be stored separately, warehouse room made for them, the inventory system has to be made separately ... etc. etc. etc.

It constantly frustrates me that those who want to run an alternative operating system, won't make the effort to buy from those manufacturers that cater for them.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Because believe it or not, it actually probably costs more money to do that, than offer it without.

They have to be stored separately, warehouse room made for them, the inventory system has to be made separately ... etc. etc. etc.

It constantly frustrates me that those who want to run an alternative operating system, won't make the effort to buy from those manufacturers that cater for them.


The reason that I got from Dell when I tried around 10 years ago was that they test all their hardware against Windows hence I'd assume if they were going to sell blank machines they would have to load Windows, test, then clear the hard disk which takes extra time.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think they have their own test suite now that is built into the machine.

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