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Dell working on more computers without an operating system pre-installed

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

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    Thanks to recent letters to Dell, we may soon be seeing Dell computers (mainly laptops) without an operating system installed. This has several benefits. The cost of the machine is lowered, because a Microsoft operating system costs a considerable sum of money. The customer also has an option to configure their operating system however they want, be it from Microsoft or a *nix distribution. They also do not have to deal with the large amount of generally unwanted pre-installed software.

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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    ha linux on a dell laptop :D
    though dell better get some better driver support if they are going to do this
     
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    That is a great idea. I hate the bloatware.
     
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    I suppose that's good news. Not that I would buy a Dell anyways.
     
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    well, the dell laptops are pretty good, and not having to spend time formatting is a bonus :)
     
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    Great Idea. Now I dont have to buy Windows again.
     
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    I doubt this will happen because Microsoft will definitely put lots of pressure on Dell not to do this because quite simply OEM distribution of Windows OS is one of their primary sources of revenue.
     
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    Sounds great to me
     
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    Excellent point. If Dell does this other OEM's may follow. It may not be a bad thing, it may take some of the wind out of MS.
     
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    I can see MS won't like that, they are funny about 'naked PC's', nevermind.
     
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    Too many people will start using "illegal" windows :D:p (not me of course :rolleyes::D)
     
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    I would have to see what they are selling the computers for to know if this is really a deal or not.
     
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    Go Dell Go !! :D, the best :)
    in pre-mades and laptops that is ;)
     

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