[Beowulf] Re: What vendors would you be sure to check out?
hoover at deadmoose.com
Sun Jan 1 00:47:38 EST 2006
On Sat, 2005-12-31 at 18:33 -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 11:14:25AM -0500, Bill Rankin wrote:
> > 1) I have never had a problem getting the MS license dropped from the
> > order. In fact, on their web-based server configuration page they
> > specifically have a "No installed OS" selection available.
> I think this varies by model. You were buying "servers"; it's the
> consumer & desktop machines that won't let you choose no os. I just
> looked at a random Optiplex desktop, and the configurator only
> allows Windows XP, which is "free"...
Actually, you can get most things (other than notebooks I believe). We
have bought quite a few of the various Optiplex desktops without any OS.
It is a bit had to track down the web page references, since they
change. At this moment you could go to:
which will show the Precision, OptiPlex, and Dimension lines.
The path I took to get there was dell.com, small business, desktops and
workstations picture, Dell Open Source Desktops (the middle of the left
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