I beat the Sun to it!
Ha - If this is the true story, then I was the first to guess! See my comment at the forum below:
3 posts • joined 7 Jan 2010
There was a brief window last year when Dell sold proper laptops in the UK (Inspiron 1525) with Ubuntu pre-installed. I was in the market for a laptop, so snapped one up. And I am quite happy with it.
But then within about three months they stopped selling them. Perhaps too many people were ordering them, and Microsoft put a stop to it? Their Linux offering shrank to one under-spec'ed netbook.
One ray of hope that I see is the Google operating system. Chrome OS doesn't sound like it would suit me, but I would be more than happy to buy a machine what that on it, and wipe it for my own OS install of choice. Yes, I know that Google will one day be regarded as we now regard Microsoft, but buying their operating system right now would not leave as bad a taste in my mouth.
Back in 2002 and 2003 the dating and casual relationships boards on Gumtree were actually useful and full of genuine people seeking whatever - ah, those were the days!
But even at the time, I could see the increasing number of escorts doing postings, and week by week I could see the board changing.
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