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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
>> Join our discussion on this topic (SD701 Forums)Posted by Antony at March 25, 2004 8:11 PM
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