__/ [Kier] on Thursday 02 February 2006 11:26 \__
> On Thu, 02 Feb 2006 11:03:16 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Kier] on Thursday 02 February 2006 10:57 \__
>>> Kier wrote:
>>>> Here's a UK website that sells Linux compatible gear. Haven't tried
>>>> them yet myself, but might be worth checking out for anyone in the UK
>>>> who wants to spare themselves some hassles:
>>> Upgrade to a Sempron 3100+: £44.95
>>> Upgrade to a 1.44MB floppy drive: £14.95
>>> Upgrade to a black/silver case: £15
>>> Knowing some cola retard will soon be dudded:
>> There are various sellers that stock the eSys computers with either
>> Mandrake or SuSE. I suggest you look these up. Under GBP 150 for a 2.2 GHz
>> machine is quite a deal. For the record, I choose Open Source never
>> because of the price, but because it is better. The price is only a nice
>> bonus and a mind-blowing contradiction.
> Ignore the scumbag forging coward, Roy. As for the *genuine* website, I
> never claimed they were the cheapest around - quite possibly aren't - but
> they're offering to make life a little easier for Linux users.
After I had posted I took a careful look at the headers, which show up in
full by default.
It doesn't take large, widespread initiatives to help people adopt Linux. One
shop is enough to provide the goods. When demand rises, the rest will follow
(still need front window showcases). Likewise with hardware vendors. It does
not matter if a certain proportion of them refuse disclosure of driver
information that make the vendor and equipment Linux-friendly. It only takes
a few vendors that are known to work. Migrations are another matter, as is
the case of buying second-hand or exchange of hardware.
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