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Acer preinstalling Linux - but not in UK !

Postby dave.mapstone » Thu May 12, 2005 7:16 am

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. :(
Anyone know if they've got any plans to ?
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Postby Lanser » Fri May 20, 2005 7:11 pm

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 :?
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Postby linuxtuxhellsinki » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:54 am

Hello !
I live here in Finland, and nobody sells any preinstalled Linux machines.
Those bastards...:)
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Postby nelz » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:48 pm

What's the point? If they did, you'd only complain that it was the wrong Linux :(
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
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Postby Nigel » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:55 pm

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

There speaks the voice of bitter experience :wink:
Hope this helps,

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Postby Lanser » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:44 pm

It only took a couple of hours to apply a dose of linuxy lovelyness
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Postby marsques » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:41 pm

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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