[kwlug-disc] Linux tax

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Tue Jun 8 18:38:58 EDT 2010


Shane wrote:

"Just try to get a clean computer, no operating system.  I haven't found 
such a source and I've been looking for over two years."

Try buying off lease computers. They often come with no OS.
the business class Lenovo and Dells are a bargain.

John 

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John Eddie Kerr | Guelph, Ontario 
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--- On Tue, 6/8/10, Shane <shane.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Shane <shane.msg at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Linux tax
To: "KWLUG" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 6:53 PM

Most people don't consider add-on costs.  First perceptions are extremely difficult to override.  Too much thinking involved.  Why do you think things are priced at $3.99 and not $4.00?  Why do you think there is such emphasis placed on making a good *first* impression?

Marketing can be, and usually is, sleazy and can tarnish anything and make it very difficult for an honest person to do business honestly. 

Just try to get a clean computer, no operating system.  I haven't found such a source and I've been looking for over two years. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:40:48 
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Linux tax

What is amazing is how they take advantage of people that does not know.

If you add the "extras" to make that computer comfortable:

99    Base
29    Dual Boot
15    512 MB
25    80 GB
99    Monitor
10    Speakers
19    CD-RW

296    Total

For almost that price you can get a refurbished laptop with Windows 7, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi, Athlon 64.

Even in Futureshop you can get better deals for more current stuff.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Tue, 6/8/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Linux tax
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Received: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:20 AM
> It finally happened: 
> 
> http://www.pcexchange.com/Dell-Optiplex-GX260-Small-Form-Factor-p/2000-dell-gx260-s631.htm
> 
> Scroll down a bit until you get to the "Operating System"
> section.
> Note the difference between getting a system with WinXP Pro
> and
> getting an "Ubuntu Linux Desktop". 
> 
> - Paul
> 
> -- 
> http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
> 
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