Originally posted by amosf
Linux is hard to sell preinstalled because everyone has there own fave version, so it's easier to just sell the PC OS free or people just buy the bits and build their own. If you sell a PC with mandrake then you know damn well the first guy in the door will want fedora or whatever
yup so true, problem in the US is all of the major pre-built manufactures (dell, hp/compaq, sony, etc) sell windows ONLY systems unless you are buying one of the IBM larger servers that comes with their linux/unix installed.
last time i tried to get Dell to sell me a small server (wanted dual xeon and a RAID5 SCSI setup, nothing major) they refused to sell it without windows 2000/2003 server preconfigured, and would not reduce the price to remove the OS.