casual contributions and Github
Posted Jan 31, 2013 19:09 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: casual contributions and Github
Parent article: LCA: The future of the Linux desktop
Nobody bought [HP's machines with pre-installed Linux]. So HP stopped selling them.
When I bought my HP 8440p laptop the other year the only model that HP actually offered with pre-installed Linux – at least here in Germany – was the lowest-spec one with the slowest CPU, the least memory and the crummiest display and graphics chip.
So forgive me for getting the top-end model instead and putting Linux on it in place of the pre-installed Windows 7. It's a great little laptop and I would buy it again any time, thank you very much. I suppose if HP had offered machines that one would actually want to purchase they might have seen different results – but then again these results might have been a little bit uncomfortable.
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