major vendors and linux [was: A friendly #linux
> >> And I can buy PCs without Windows. I never *HAVE* bought a PC with
> >> windows. Consider that a pop quiz for ya.
> >Well, there's a few people that would like your hookups then, because a
> >*lot* of people complain that they can't get a built box without an OS.
> From the major vendors? No. But any schmuck in a (red) hat can pick up
> a copy of the Linux Journal and find at least 10 ads for places that will
> build PCs with any OS they chose on it, from Windows to Linux, OS/2 to
> FreeBSD. Personally, I'm waiting for them to offer BeOS as well.
I keep hearing this, but haven't f0ound it to be so. We just ordered a machine from gateway with no OS, right off their web page. Not all modelse have this as a listed option, but they're there. In this case, it was a dual P-II machine.
>From talking to the rep, it would be possible to order other machines without OS as well. And no, they didn't charge us for windows; it was about $100 less with no OS.
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