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Re: [gNewSense-users] runlevel 3 don't work

From: Richard
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] runlevel 3 don't work
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:45:38 +0100

On Mi, 2010-01-06 at 21:20 +0100, Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> Richard schreef:
> > Well yes, but where the computer is from, they don't know exactly free 
> > software and they are not really interested in. I can be glad if the 
> > computer is compatible to linux.
> > 
> > My think is, i you by a computer somewhere, you can't really check all 
> > the hardware in it, if you are not an expert.
> > 
> > So free software, can hit here to a wall, because you can only by what 
> > you can get.
> What you could do is burn gNewSense to a disc [1], go to the computer 
> store, give them the disc and say "I want a computer that works with 
> this software". So instead of spending hours searching through vague 
> hardware specifications yourself and then praying that you bought the 
> right stuff you put the burden on the retailer. And if you have a choice 
> in computer hardware retailers nearby you can just pick the one that 
> provides you with the best working configuration, making sure that the 
> other ones know why you didn't choose for them.
> If your only options are online shops then you can at least send them an 
> email explaining your needs. You could also try sending them a gNewSense 
> disc via snail mail, accompanied with a letter explaining it. I'm sure 
> that would get you some attention.
> And even if none of these things get you better hardware immediately, it 
> will at least make those shops aware that there are more consumers like 
> you out there. So they will consider offering more free software 
> friendly hardware in the future. It they aren't interested in Free 
> software now, you as a consumer have the power to make them interested.
> [1] Maybe Trisquel would be better suited for this purpose.

Yes this would be a way to make pressure on the sellers. And i am bying
some computers.

The sellers in know, they are even looking if i ask for a computer for
linux. I don't even ask them for a linux system with only free software.

But if i have made it, like your wrote, may i now wouldn't have to spend
my time on this. So, i will make it the next time.

And i will write nvidia about this problem.

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