1610Re: inspiron 8000
- Nov 30, 2000couple of general questions on purchasing from dell:
- i can find no one at dell, nor an option on the order form,
that will let me opt-out of the MS software that seems to
be *rammed* *reamed* and otherwise forced on the buyer. has
anyone had *any* luck in getting them to back off of their
ridiculous "support the borg at all costs" approach. aside:
i was equally unable to even coax an answer out of any
dell rep as to whether or not rh 7 would install on the 8000!
what a *bunch of losers*! even the nazi did not have it as
badly as that bunch of corporate losers! you may *think*
you live in a democracy, friends, but you really have no
rights, think about it. someone else has signed off your
right to choose... for what... cash? a house in bahamas?
follow the money. what did michael get out of this deal
that we are now paying for with our sweat.
- is there available a list of reputable wholsale-to-user
laptop vendors willing to cut the MS software out of the
- given the option of ordering the internal nic/modem (linmodem
style) or getting the PCMCIA modem/10/100 card, which is
the better for linux ease of install and maintenance? i don't
want to be fussing about restarting marginal drivers, and
do want to use the card elsewhere.
--- In email@example.com, Vance Wheelock <vance@c...>
wrote: < great stuff, read his excellent post! >
"On the side of the software box, in the 'System Requirements'
section, it said 'Requires Windows 95 or better'. So I installed
PS: AFTER wiping the MS software from the disk, and putting the
CD's in the MICROWAVE (try it, it makes interesting patterns,
fractal-like, really, you can mount them, kind of a hitech
form of taxidermy, yeah.)
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