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Re: [SLUG] Laptops with Linux pre-installed?

Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
Jonathan wrote:

I remember that there was at some stage, soemthing with the EULA with Windows. Essentially, it can only be valid if you voluntarily accept it, therefore, if you don't you can uninstall it, send the CD's and documentation back to Microsoft and they have to "refund" you the value.
Never tried it, or talked face to face with ayone that has tried it though.

Any thoughts?

Yep, about 700 times too much trouble. My time is worth more than that.

I am shopping around anyway, so the effort of finding a machine with Linux
pre-installed is part of that effort anyway.


Is anyone aware of any energy usage tests versions of Linux vs Vista etc on the
various laptops/PCs?

One of the issues I do have with my 2004 Targa, on which I initially  installed
Knoppix 3.2 and subsequently upgraded to Knoppix 5.1, is that i don't think the
efficiency drivers are working very well the fan seems to be on constantly,
though it has been better in 5.1 than 3.2

There is more on PCs and Energy usage here:

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