[clug] Buying a Notebook without Windows

Karun Dambiec kdambiec at ieee.org
Mon Mar 30 12:10:40 GMT 2009

Jason Stokes wrote:
> No experience, I've always bought my notebooks secondhand.  But 
> Lenovo, after some fanfare about offering preloaded Linux, has dropped
> all Linux preloads in favor of Windows.  Unsurprising; the future of Linux
> on Thinkpads was always in doubt as soon as the division left 
> IBM.
> Apparently you can still get some "high end" Lenvo
> products with no OS at all, see: http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2988739865.html.
> Acer is probably your best bet, they have positioned themselves as the Linux
> company and have a lot of preloaded Linux stuff.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Karun Dambiec <kdambiec at ieee.org>
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Sent: Monday, 30 March, 2009 8:32:58 PM
> Subject: [clug] Buying a Notebook without Windows
> Hello,
> I am in the process of looking for a new notebook.
> What have been your experiences in trying to buy one without windows?
> And which company is likely to provide one without windows?
> So far I have been looking at Dell and Lenovo.
> Regards
> Karun Dambiec
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Ive had enough experience with Acer at work not to purchase one of their 
Has anyone tried calling Dell or Lenovo and placing a order for it 
without an OS?

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