[clug] Re: Laptop without paying the windows tax

Rodney Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Sun Dec 4 02:27:43 GMT 2005

On Saturday 03 December 2005 23:00, linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
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> G'Day All,
> I trying to buy a cheap laptop ($1000-$1500) to use as a portable
> development machine within the next 10 days.  (I've gotta stop leaving
> these things to the last minute). Unfortunaly I cannot seem to find one
> that can be brought without paying the microsoft tax. Does anyone have
> any suggestions as to where I can get a laptop without paying this tax ?
Check out http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au

They have a wide range of notebooks, including several in your price range.  
Most are offerred without OS.  Linspire or Windows XP can be ordered for 
optional pre-installation.

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Rodney Peters


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