[oclug]Ottawa Computer Shops
the.angel.gabriel at rogers.com
Tue Jan 28 11:05:17 EST 2003
On January 28, 2003 09:46 am, Bruce Harding wrote:
> Well I'd like to add my 2cents here. It is all well and good to ask on
> this list for stores that sell Linux pre-installed. But my experience for
> the last 3 years in the industry shows that people well ask, when given the
> opportunity no one is actually putting cash down on the table. Computer
> Supplyhouse on 2 different occasions has offered pre-installed Linux
> systems . For this we got zero response. The first time was on low end
> entry level systems and the second was a year ago, when we started selling
> refurbished systems. So I'm if we did it surely other computes stores in
> Ottawa have tried too. If... this where true than it is once again a case
> where Linux users talk a lot, but spend little.
i would guess that linux users in general don't like the idea of someone else
doing the install for them. i mean, isn't that what linux is all about?
setting up everything in *your* own way rather than making do with what the
store did on your computer? assuming that linux geeks don't like spending
the cash is quite the jump i think.
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