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Old 02-08-2006, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?

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I'm not aware of many manufacturers that will ship laptops without an OS. Desktops, sure, but not laptops. I think that Monarch Computers allows for the installation of XP, Fedora Linux, or no OS on their laptops, maybe check that out.
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Dang it, someone needs to start a company that gives people exactly what they want instead of shoving all this useless software in our faces *shakes fist at microsoft*!
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Maybe you can get them to make one w/o an OS?
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You look at IBM/Lenovo? you can customize your order pretty good with them, give them a call.

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http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch..._Code=notebook

There, the bottom three notebooks say specifically "NO OS"
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thanks ill look into it?
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RetroBox sells used lappys. All of them come without an OS.

Choose as cheap as you want, and the inventory is always changing.

Here's a link to their lappys arranged by price, but be sure to check out the whole site:
http://www.retrobox.com/rbwww/home/s...g%5Fprice+desc
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