On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 13:54, Gerry Hickman wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> > Yeah, some people just don't like WindowsXP.  It's hard to
> > buy a new computer without it installed, though!
> 
> This is true, and this is why Microsoft's dominance is perpetuated. The
> big OEMs collude with Microsoft, and Joe Average ends up with no choice.
> The EU tried to get an OEM deal, where they HAD to offer an alternative
> to Windows, but that idea didn't get very far!
> 
> I'm lucky to have Win2k on a big network and also at home, and plan to
> "skip" Windows XP. I'll be evaluating Longhorn soon, but from what I've
> seen so far, it's all gloss and no action!

The only thing you need windows for is word but then there is OpenOffice
soon to be 2.0.

Until then with minor exceptions there is Suse.com.

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