Laptop manufacturers that don't come preloaded with software/os?
I'm in the market for purchasing a laptop. I was browsing on ebay looking at new, factory sealed laptops and I noticed that ALL of them have microsoft XP pre-installed! The thing is, I don't want Xp or any other microsoft product for that matter of fact. I'm planning on using linux and various other open source software (im using this laptop for school). I also do not have much money to throw around ($600 budget for this laptop) and thought it would be nice to save a few hundred dollars by getting the laptop with no software on it.
Does anyone know any manufacturers that sell affordable priced laptops with either linux installed or no os installed?