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I am planning to purchase a laptop PC on which I will be running a Linux OS. Does anyone know where I can find PCs without a Microsoft OS preloaded? I don't want to pay extra for it, and although most new PCs come with it "included", the cost must be embedded in there somewhere. I want to find someplace that will sell me a PC discounted because it has no preloaded OS. I know I can just load and run Linux on a PC with Windows, but I'd rather not have a Microsoft product on my PC.
But in the end, if you end up buying one with Windows, send it back to Microsoft and tell them that you do not agree with their EULA and want a refund on the Software, or tell the store that. Usually they have to honor it.
That's a cool idea... I never thought about that. I usually buy the components separately and assemble the machine myself. That way you get exactly what you want and you know how much everything costs.
Edit... I meant for desktops, not laptops. I let my laptop come with Windows, but I just don't use it.
If you don't mind the brand of the laptop, perhaps there are some "shop-brewed" models that you can find in the local stores. At least I can find many of them here in Japan. And you can even choose certain parts of the laptop and the price is usually cheaper than well-established brands.
Oh ya, maybe you should state where do you live so you can get more relevant answers.
or u just come to asian countries.
u will get everything u want, be it of microsoft or anyone else, without paying anything
i've lots of microsoft products..........and never paid for them (lol)
BTW... that emperorlinux page is neat, but they seriously overprice their laptops. My AMD64 3700+ with 1GB RAM, 80GB 5400 HD, DVD +/- RW, internal 802.11g 108Mbps wireless, 15.4" widescreen brightview display, etc. cost me $1400 direct from the manufacturer.
So you took "come to Asia" as an invitation to immigrate to an Asian country? I took it as more of a "buy pirated software and then take it back to where it's definitely illegal," which happens a lot more often. In any case, you're the mod. It's your call.