[Haifux] "Windows-Free" laptops in Haifa

Sorana Fraier sf10095 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 13:15:36 IST 2009

Eli, why pay for an OS when you don't use it. Everyone has the right to
choose whatever OS he wants, be it windows XP, linux, windows server 2003 or
even for the sake of the argument buy a new laptop to use it for parts.

I will elaborate further, even the seller can earn more from this. Lets say
he sells separately laptop and OS separately. He can earn more from selling
the OS separately according to the customer choice. This is a win-win


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:

> Dan Shimshoni wrote:
> > The struggle must go on!
> >
> >
> Sincerely, I don't know what for. The situation is not going to change
> because a very small group of people starts to bother computer stores
> with an unusual request. Asking to check the laptop for Linux
> compatibility with a Live CD makes sense, but with all respect, I find
> this struggle pointless. Unless you enjoy it, of course.
> My bet is that Linux will become mainstream because non-computer
> oriented companies with more than 10 computers will discover the
> advantage of maintaining the computers with Linux on them. And once
> ordinary people start to get used to it, the barrier is away.
> This is slowly happening, unless you've noticed that. And that will go
> on, unless the major Linux distros will be so happy about copying
> Windows' bells and whistles, that they'll adopt their flaws as well.
> Which is happening too.
>   Eli
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