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25 Mar, 2004

Earlier I reported Dick Smith Electronics New Zealand is offering laptops without Windows pre-installed in SillyDog701 Message Centre.

Chris Hughes from New Zealand sent me following news article, Hewlett-Packard to Launch Linux-Based PCs Globally (Reuters)

This is definitely not a good news for Microsoft as Hewlett Packard is one of the largest global computer manufacturers in both desktops and workstations.

Why do you need computers to have Windows pre-installed when you only want to use that particular computer for some specified applications. In many corporations, a huge number of computers are only used to access database and e-mail. There's no point to buy Windows license for those.

Screen shot of the Reuters article

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Posted by Antony at March 25, 2004 8:11 PM
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