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Re: Comes: How Microsoft Attacked Linux in Wal-Mart (Full Text, px09617)

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 09:43:56 +1100, Terry Porter
<linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>George Barca wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:35:36 +1100, Terry Porter
>> <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> 4.) Stay close to HP and eMachines (to oOEMs selling PCs at Walmart) to
>>>> understand their efforts and position in the account.
>>>Microsoft are obviously still "Staying close to HP" considering their
>>>Windows mainly options. You can't get a HP machine in OZ with Linux, from
>>>any of the major retailers.
>>>More proof that Microsoft is still very much controlling the distribution
>>>channels with a IRON fist.
>>>Just as always.
>> I purchased one HP desktop machine and let's just say I will
>> never purchase another one.
>> George Barca
>> georgebarca1981@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>I know HP have fallen in recent years after the Carly Fiorina debacle, but
>they used to make some great gear.

Carly is a babe!
They still make very good mainframe and midrange gear.
I still have my HP 41CV from many years ago.
Still works although my RPN is rusty :)

>I bought 4 off HP530 desktops for $100 each on eBAY about a year ago. They
>are totally 100% Linux friendly, high quality units. Very heavy for such a
>slimline machine at 11kg (they weigh as much as my mountain bike!), but
>quality all the way.

I must have picked the sow in pack!
I had so many problems I ended up giving it to a friend of mine
who used it mostly for parts.
HP was less than helpful, reload, reload, reload seemed to be the
only word they knew.

They did eventually give me a $350.00 voucher (the system cost
$599.00) for one of their products which I used on a very nice
printer so I guess I got a decent outcome.

>I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on one, along with Edubuntu for a relative
>and it works perfectly. If the install was any easier, it would have to be

Ubuntu is great!
It's the first version of Linux I suggest to new users because
the community is very friendly and there is a ton of information
on the net to help solve problems should they occur.

George Barca

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