I think the price today on eBuyer is £260 incl for a similar Windows
machine has P4 2.66GHz 256MB 80GB DVD/CDRW.
Even so, this is a cheap way to buy a Windows OEM licence and get a free
machine thrown in to put something decent on. Should you want a cheap XP
Home licence that is...:--)))
John Logsdon "Try to make things as simple
Quantex Research Ltd, Manchester UK as possible but not simpler"
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On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> _____/ On Thu 10 Nov 2005 13:30:56 GMT, [adam moore] wrote : \_____
> > On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> >> _____/ On Thu 10 Nov 2005 08:23:51 GMT, [John Logsdon] wrote : \_____
> >> > On Thu, 10 Nov 2005, Daniel Botting wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Dear All,
> >> >>
> >> >> Just a note of interest Ebuyer are selling a PC with no monitor for
> >> >> £149.99 including VAT that comes pre-loaded with Linux (I think, distro
> >> >> it does not advise) as below:
> >> >>
> > The review info shows the distro to be Mandrake 10.2 - looks like a decent
> > machine with good feedback - this is why I like buying from ebuyer - the
> > reviews from users are usually really informative in both buying and
> > support issues.
> > Dr Adam Moore
> > adam.moore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> I forgot to point out an important nugget of information, which came up in
> the newsgroups a few months back. The exact same eSys base get sold with
> Windows as well. The price in Froogle hovers around the GBP 250 mark (not
> far from *half price* for us).
> As regards the operating system, I wiped Mandrake 9.2 and put Ubuntu on
> it. Ubuntu liked the hardware, which comes to show it is friendly to and
> is honoured by a variety of Linux 'flavours'. The video card can be
> slightly tricky and the sound card's master volume has proven to be diffi-
> cult in the past. This is by no means a deterrent.
> Roy S. Schestowitz