[PLUG] [OT] laptop with pre-installed popular OS
mayuresh at acm.org
Fri Jul 1 07:07:14 PDT 2011
I am thinking of buying a new laptop.
I am quite frustrated with those Windows only sites and applications that
are forced upon us with no way to escape them.
To make life possible in presence of such things, I am thinking of buying
a laptop with the MS OS installed. (Yes, feel humiliated when writing this
Just think that if I was anyway buying a new laptop, pre-installed OS will
be more cost effective than buying the OS separately from market.
If somebody has bought such laptop / or knows anything about following
points, please do post:
1. When they sell a laptop with a pre-installed MS OS, do they provide the
OS CD/DVD media along with it?
2. Can one install the OS on a different computer with these CDs or they
make sure it would install only on the machine it was shipped with?
3. Is it possible to at least partition such a laptop disk and re-install
MS OS on a small partition and use the rest of space for other OS? (Or
even virtual box).
PS: By MS OS I mean any version of it from company's inception till date
that those pesky ie-sites would run on.
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