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[ale] macbook and linux

The specs are not to great compared to what I can pick up for sale at similar or better prices from Costco, Office Depot or even Microcenter.  You don't pay the microsoft "tax", but you pay more for less performance.  It might feel good, but it doesn't make sense economically.

It's hard to take Dell seriously about this when they offer the low end of each of their lines for not great prices on their non-ms boxes.


James Taylor
The East Cobb Group, Inc.
james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com

>>> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 12:48 PM, in message <474863E5.4070101 at bellsouth.net>,
Jim Philips <philips_jim at bellsouth.net> wrote: 
> Geoffrey wrote:
>> Brian Pitts wrote:
>>> Geoffrey wrote:
>>>> Has anyone attempted to dual boot any of the new macbooks with Linux
>>>> and OSX?  I'm looking at a new laptop and I'd rather give my money
>>>> to Apple, then pay Dell for the Microsoft tax.
>>> The newest Macbook and Macbook Pros are based on Intel's Santa Rosa
>>> platform. This is the same as my Inspiron 1420N (which you can buy
>>> without paying the Microsoft tax) and is now well supported by Linux. 
>> Okay, I'm game.  I've been looking at the Dell laptops as well, but I
>> don't see anywhere on their website that suggests they will sell you
>> one without the Microsoft virus.  Pointers?
> http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
> Assuming the "dhs" in the URL doesn't stand for "Department of Homeland
> Security". ;-)
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