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Acer preinstalling Linux - but not in UK !

 
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dave.mapstone



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 8:16 am    Post subject: Acer preinstalling Linux - but not in UK ! Reply with quote

Acer are selling their laptops with "Linpus" Linux preinstalled http://www.acer.co.th/product/travelmate/Aspire3000/index_p.htm
According to some reports, they are also for sale in the US: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Lately-Acer-notebooks-have-preinstalled-Linux-1622.shtml
I have searched the UK site but can't find any mention of Linux notebooks. Sad
Anyone know if they've got any plans to ?
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Lanser



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,
Just bought a new Acer Travelmate 4051 I reformatted and installed SuSe 9.3 and I don't think that i've ever had an easier install everything detected and running with no help from me including wireless and internal hsf winmodem. For the first time I'm using linux at work my only problem is hooking up to the win xp lan in the office and thats probably my lack of expertise Confused
regards
John
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linuxtuxhellsinki



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello !
I live here in Finland, and nobody sells any preinstalled Linux machines.
Those bastards...Smile
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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point? If they did, you'd only complain that it was the wrong Linux Sad
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Nigel
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
What's the point? If they did, you'd only complain that it was the wrong Linux Sad

There speaks the voice of bitter experience Wink
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Lanser



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It only took a couple of hours to apply a dose of linuxy lovelyness
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marsques



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if the laptop or pc came pre-installed with linux, at least you know all components are linux compatible... which is one less headache...
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