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Old 05-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #31
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There must be a few people out there who would like to know where to get a free copy of Vista, if only so they can upgrade it to Windows 7, so do them a favour and reveal the secret.

But do you realise that the Vista on a new PC is not free? The cost is bundled with that of the hardware, about $50 I gather.
--The person who started this thread said they already have Vista.
--Notebook manufacturers are usually bullied into raising the price of linux-machines to match Windows ones, and initial development costs for supporting linux machines are huge.
--Because there are far more Windows machines than Linux ones, it is often easier to find a good deal on a Windows machine and save ~$200, more than Vista costs for the OEM.
--Not that I'm recommending it (though I am), but there is always BitTorrent.
--I'm not sure what type of computer the person in question has, but Vista can cost as little as $15.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 06:57 PM   #32
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--The person who started this thread said they already have Vista.
--Notebook manufacturers are usually bullied into raising the price of linux-machines to match Windows ones, and initial development costs for supporting linux machines are huge.
--Because there are far more Windows machines than Linux ones, it is often easier to find a good deal on a Windows machine and save ~$200, more than Vista costs for the OEM.
--Not that I'm recommending it (though I am), but there is always BitTorrent.
--I'm not sure what type of computer the person in question has, but Vista can cost as little as $15.
Plus the cost of an internet security suite subscription.

I buy my PCs from a local shop without an OS, and install what I want. I don't think any of the big brand names actually sells Linux pre-installed machines in this country. But big brand names have a surprisingly small share of the market, and we have a vigorous Linux culture. Little acorns.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 07:41 PM   #33
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Plus the cost of an internet security suite subscription.

I buy my PCs from a local shop without an OS, and install what I want. I don't think any of the big brand names actually sells Linux pre-installed machines in this country. But big brand names have a surprisingly small share of the market, and we have a vigorous Linux culture. Little acorns.
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No need to pay for security suites............I work on M$ boxes for a living. All the tools I give to my customers to protect themselves from malicious viruses/malware are FREE and MUCH better and LESS overhead the crap you pay for.

Too bad most of my customers are not to bright (educated), they'll click on ANYTHING and ask, "How did I get another virus?" DOH!!!! Job Security ; - )
 
Old 05-24-2009, 07:55 PM   #34
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Plus the cost of an internet security suite subscription.

I buy my PCs from a local shop without an OS, and install what I want. I don't think any of the big brand names actually sells Linux pre-installed machines in this country. But big brand names have a surprisingly small share of the market, and we have a vigorous Linux culture. Little acorns.
Dell appear, and I emphasise "appear", to be coming out with an Ubuntu netbook.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/hardwar...5052009_fea_l2

The last time, a year or so ago, I tried to find Linux machines on their (UK) website for someone in the UK, the pages were so well hidden that only the dedicated would find them.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:01 PM   #35
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OFF TOPIC:

No need to pay for security suites............I work on M$ boxes for a living. All the tools I give to my customers to protect themselves from malicious viruses/malware are FREE and MUCH better and LESS overhead the crap you pay for.

Too bad most of my customers are not to bright (educated), they'll click on ANYTHING and ask, "How did I get another virus?" DOH!!!! Job Security ; - )
Things seem to have moved on in the Windoze world since I last looked. Maybe I can replace the Norman on my wife's XP PC. Thanks.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #36
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Plus the cost of an internet security suite subscription.

I buy my PCs from a local shop without an OS, and install what I want. I don't think any of the big brand names actually sells Linux pre-installed machines in this country. But big brand names have a surprisingly small share of the market, and we have a vigorous Linux culture. Little acorns.
Those are desktops, though, right? Much of what I said was relevant only to notebooks. With a desktop I would build my own and install Linux. About AntiVirus: v3, AVGfree, Spybot, etc all are running great for me (not at the same time!) and I have loads of trojans from infected torrents and reinstall Vista every 2 months. It's fun. No, really, it is.
 
  


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