[oclug] Re: [oclug]Colossal Dell Gaffe (was IBM promo)
jearle at kronos.honk.org
Fri Mar 16 13:31:03 EST 2001
Personally though, I have an IBM Thinkpad 385XD, and Linux on it is just
too sweet! Installs and runs with absolutely zero hassle. No built in
modem port, no idiot (Windows) keys, no stupid touchpad... just a good,
solid, reliable design.
Next laptop I buy will also be an IBM. They just work too well to
consider anything else.
On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Chris Herrnberger wrote:
> On Friday 16 March 2001 12:18, you wrote:
> > Just heard back from Dell. They acknowledged the problem with the pointers
> > as Matt L. has aptly described, and the product managers will be making the
> > change shortly to route prospective Linux laptop buyers directly to a page
> > where they can specify Linux as their OS.
> > They were most appreciative. Thanks to the group (esp. Chris H.) for
> > helping to set them straight.
> So since im in the market to upgrade my laptop....and since we have all been
> so helpfull on this issue, an issue of optics and revenue, just wondering out
> loud exactly how much Dell appreciates the input. A donation of hardware ie:
> linux laptop for OCLUG's use (plus a long video cable :)) doest not seem
> unreasonable, given that we just corrected a major embarressment and made it
> so much easier for people to purchase Dell products. Words are nice, but
> actions speak so much lowder. Also would Dell people not be interested in
> making a presentation at OCLUG wrt "Linux at Dell" issues (where they could
> hand over the laptop officially) and discuss the importance of cooperation
> and benefit of dealing with the OS community. Just floating a wishfull
> thought. I remain optomistic wrt commercial vendor support for linux and
> learning to be patient....;)
> Chris Herrnberger
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