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Old 05-17-2002, 09:00 PM   #1
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OEM Workstations w/ Linux Preinstalled


Know of any OEM machines that are sold with Linux preinstalled? Would like to get a basic machine for web and would like to support OEM linux workstations.

HP, Compaq, Sony, etc... larger Name OEMs are what im interested in.

Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2002, 09:12 PM   #2
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build a bkeating animal machine..........................save money and learn a thing or three.
 
Old 05-17-2002, 09:21 PM   #3
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I build many systems. This OEM system would be an demo machine for the local school district. Im working on having them convert to Linux for the entire district and they would like to first run a demo machine. Mine aswell help out a company thats supporting linux as OEM aswell... so we can all benifit.
eh?

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Old 05-17-2002, 10:46 PM   #4
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dell makes workstations with redhat
 
Old 05-18-2002, 12:47 AM   #5
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You might want to browse the Gateway website too, I think they have a few with RedHat installed too.
 
Old 05-20-2002, 06:26 AM   #6
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Quote:
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This OEM system would be an demo machine for the local school district. Im working on having them convert to Linux for the entire district and they would like to first run a demo machine.
Not entirely on topic, but:

Would doing this change how these school(s) are affected by the new Microsoft Schools Licensing Scheme (or whatever it's called)? You know, the one where even if your machine doesn't run MS software, because it can run MS software you should pay for it.
 
Old 05-20-2002, 10:47 PM   #7
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They would be runing the entire network off Linux. Replacing the 98/2k workstations and Novell server. Their contract is up and ready for resubscription in a few months so im trying my best for them to run Linux. their are no MS required classes so the requiresments are really lax. Just training would be needed but im learning enough to take that on as a consulting job.

they love the idea and i really really hope it goes through. Im even recording all information created from this and once it's finished (even if they don't go through with it) I will post it as documentation that others can learn off of... hopefully.

Im trying my best

Ben.
 
Old 05-21-2002, 04:53 PM   #8
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Found some!!!!!!!!

http://www.carbonlinux.com./prodline.htm

Nothing but linux boxes!!! good prices too
 
Old 05-22-2002, 04:00 PM   #9
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i went to both gateway and dell and i swear... if they DO exist (the linux machines) they are hiding them really well.

going to take a look at that carbon linux link right now, thanks LinuzRulz!

Ben.
 
Old 05-22-2002, 04:07 PM   #10
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carbonlinux looks awesome! no DDR support tho :\ they gotta chop chop

thanks for the link. I am seriously considering purchasing one.

Ben.
 
Old 05-22-2002, 04:09 PM   #11
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nm, my mistake, they do have ddr mobos sweet.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 03:42 PM   #12
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i went to both gateway and dell and i swear... if they DO exist (the linux machines) they are hiding them really well.
I believe Dell only installs when you specify for them to preinstall Redhat instead of Windows. Try searching their site, I came up with some links about Dell and Linux on from their search function.
 
  


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