[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Jun 23 15:29:43 EDT 2010
They are OEM licenses tied to the machine with which they're
associated. The keys may not be used on any other hardware - which is
why the sticker is on the machine itself. (Except, maybe, if bought
new and the license agreement not accepted. - There would then be the
issue of passing on the original DVD, which you won't have, or
recovery partition, etc.) Anyways, the common past consensus of the
list is to ignore the Windows issue and get on with your day. Not cost
reasonable to work around. Seems to me I heard the OEM licensing cost
was only $10-$15 for windows, so the lack of Windows didn't bring any
significant price decrease to the party.
As for Johnny F's question, I think I'd suggest having a peek at used,
say Computer Xsess. Or, more likely, kijiji. A quick check shows some
possible candidates available:
Dave Cramer wrote, On 06/23/2010 3:01 PM:
> I'm sure you could sell the key
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>> Just a thought. While all my net/notebooks run linux, I don't mind buying
>> one with XP installed. I buy it then wipe it :). My attitude is that when
>> I go to sell it, whoever buys it is probably going to want windows. So I
>> get my money back then.
>> On 23/06/10 02:39 PM, Johnny F wrote:
>>> note: I sent this a number of times without it showing up on the list,
>>> I apologize if this is a duplicate.
>>> Wondering if anyone could make a recommendation on the best place to get
>>> a notebook without windows in Canada. I need the netbook primarily for
>>> my electronics bench (writing code, flashing microcontrollers), and
>>> secondarily as a lightweight laptop for browsing the internet when I
>>> leave home and don't want to carry a 10 pound laptop around (which is
>>> also huge and power hungry).
>>> Places I've looked:
>>> - Dell:
>>> seems they only offer the ubuntu option in the states.
>>> Haven't had much luck getting Dell Canada to offer me a
>>> non-windows netbook.
>>> - System76:
>>> based in the states. They have nice a nice ubuntu netbook
>>> but the high international shipping costs make it somewhat
>>> cost-prohibitive. (over $100 for a $360 netbook)
>>> Ideally this netbook would be in the $300-500 range. Any help or
>>> experiences you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If it was also
>>> available in Canada that would be ideal.
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>> Glenn Cooke
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