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Old 20-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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I want to buy new laptop without any Operating System and I will install Ubuntu 12.04 myself. Typically when we buy laptop we are paying for Microsoft License. If we buy without OS then the price will be cheaper.

Do you know anyone sells laptop without OS?

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Old 20-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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I want to buy new laptop without any Operating System and I will install Ubuntu 12.04 myself. Typically when we buy laptop we are paying for Microsoft License. If we buy without OS then the price will be cheaper.

Do you know anyone sells laptop without OS?

Thank you
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Old 20-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Old 21-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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Locally, it'd be hard to obtain these models unless you search online for other retailers
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Old 21-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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I want to buy new laptop without any Operating System and I will install Ubuntu 12.04 myself. Typically when we buy laptop we are paying for Microsoft License. If we buy without OS then the price will be cheaper.

Do you know anyone sells laptop without OS?

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No. The laptop manufacturers normally have contracts with OS providers to provide them at a cheap price in bulk. You can request the laptop without MS license, but the price remains the same.
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Old 26-06-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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No. The laptop manufacturers normally have contracts with OS providers to provide them at a cheap price in bulk. You can request the laptop without MS license, but the price remains the same.
12.04 still not stable yet... yawnz... i still have to do alot of editting
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Old 17-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #8
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Dell is the only vendor offering pre-installed Ubuntu:

Vostro Laptops / Notebooks | Dell Singapore


Check with them whether it is offered in Singapore
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Old 17-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
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Try looking at the notebook computers in Malaysia. They have some models from each brand without OS (aka FreeDOS). I am using one which I bought from Kuala Lumpur 2 years ago.
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Old 18-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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well if so
then you can directly go for the PC/laptop brand company like sony , dell then make customization asper your choice... their may be a option for NON OS....good luck
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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Try looking at the notebook computers in Malaysia. They have some models from each brand without OS (aka FreeDOS). I am using one which I bought from Kuala Lumpur 2 years ago.
Most brands in Malaysia do offer laptop wo Os, typically is RM200 less from MSRP. also, laptop price is typically 7% cheaper than in Singapore (because of gst). You can calculate the savings. Warranty is not issue just opt for international warranty, if not just send to jb service.
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refurbished used laptops without os? pm me if interested
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Old 18-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
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Please tell about your laptop specs, brand e.t.c.
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Old 18-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #15
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No. The laptop manufacturers normally have contracts with OS providers to provide them at a cheap price in bulk. You can request the laptop without MS license, but the price remains the same.
The big manufactures use their own bulky OEM license with one license key for their all products( for XP Vista and Windows 7 OS), the OS activation validity info is embadded into the BIOS. the preinstalled OS is already activated.

The exception is for the small laptop manufactures, they have to include the separate OS system inside the package and every laptop has the different OS license key (if they sell it in Singapore).

Recently, I bought the Prolink TW8, the pre installed WINDOWS OS is not activated. But inside the box, there is one sealed licenced WINDOWS 7 OEM package, you can opt not to use it.

Prolink do sell laptop as well.
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