LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
mfeoli
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 92

Rep: Reputation: 15
I want to buy a laptop for Linux and not have to pay for Windows Where?


Hi guys

I need a laptop to install linux, BUT, most of the providers sell their units with Windows.

I do not want to pay for Windows if I'm not ussing it.

Any one knows where to find one?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
m_yates
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Upstate
Distribution: Debian, Mint, Mythbuntu
Posts: 1,176

Rep: Reputation: 54
Several places offer linux-compatible laptops without operating systems (www.idotpc.com, www.gearzoo.com). Check Lindows.com website for a list of places that sell Lindows laptops. If they work with Lindows, they'll work with any Linux.

Another option is to buy used. A great site is retrobox.com they have used Dell and IBM latops without operating systems for less than $1000 US.

Good Luck.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
sNicker
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Slackware 10
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
Actually there should be a way out (but it's difficult): you buy your favourite laptop with Win. The first time you power on DO NOT ACCEPT the microsoft contract, send back any windows installation cd to your laptop manufacturer and you should be refunded. IN THEORY should work, better ask in the shop! Maybe it's even more difficult, due to microsoft "strange" ways to bundle windows with PCs...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If i want to buy a laptop and install linux on it, what laptop should i buy? zahadumy Linux - Laptop and Netbook 11 04-05-2006 08:25 PM
After using cracked windows software for 14 years why should i pay for linux!? bluegene General 17 05-06-2005 02:05 AM
HOw much would you pay for this Linux only laptop? krfan1 General 5 03-01-2005 12:18 PM
which laptop should I buy to run Linux kos147 Linux - Newbie 6 08-12-2004 12:08 AM
how to buy laptop with NO windows installed Entropius Linux - Laptop and Netbook 15 07-15-2004 12:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration