darrel at coma.ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 20 10:14:33 PDT 2001
But notice this line:
If your pointy-haired-boss demands it, Dual boot with winXX is a free option.
This means that you're paying for windows, whether you get it or not. I
don't care about installing linux myself, I just don't want MS to get my
money, especially considering I won't be using their OS. Thanks for the tip
though. Close but no cigar.
On Sunday 19 August 2001 13:30, you wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 11:30:27AM -0700, Darrel Lawrence wrote:
> > Does anyone know if its possible to get a Sony Viao without
> > windows installed. The couple of places I've called seem to indicate
> > that the systems are infected when they leave the manufacturer. I think
> > the machines are slick but Redmond get no more of my money.
> you might want to check out emperor linux:
> i got a vaio from them a few years back (on a tip from jhriv)
> and they seem to offer the option of getting a clean (i.e., no dual
> boot) set up. they were great to work with at any rate, i had my machine
> two days after talking with them on the phone. they'll do custom orders.
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