On Sunday 25 February 2007 12:39 yttrx wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> LCTP Series Linux Laptops
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Pre-loaded Red Hat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux; distribution CDs
>> | included. Optional Dual-Boot Install with Windows XP.
>> They very suddenly retracted this type of offer, probably after threats
>> from Microsoft. They were not the first. And there was no investigation
>> As for the price, should it not be the other way around? Laptops should
>> have Linux options that are free and have the distros fully preloaded by
>> the OEM.
> Actually they retracted the offer because of some pretty major problems
> with shipping their proprietary thinkpad software and drivers with linux--
> i.e. they're simply not done yet. There were quite a few complaints,
> including my own on the matter.
> Microsoft had nothing to do with it, and I think they'll be offering them
> again fairl soon.
> Try not to get too completely caught up in the paranoia about microsoft.
> Microsoft is a powerful company, but they have no chance against someone
> who's backed up by IBM.
That's damned cheering stuff - thank you:-)
- and I'm not paranoid about MS btw - they really *are* out to get