davbeck i agree with you 100%. a lot of people (especially here
) dont like ubuntu and that is ok. heck if this project is a success we might see more linux flavor options. although sabayon would have been a better choice we dont have formal tech support/phone support which dell was looking for. who knows maybe in a year or two sabayon will be an option without tech support for expert users.
i also agree with what you said about ubuntu's practices. they are more friendly than ms definetely and it is good that they dont try to force people to use ubuntu. mark shuttleworth basically just wants to make a linux distribution for people, just like what we are trying to do with sabayon. not his fault ubuntu isnt as good
but he has the right spirit.
btw i used to own an ibm thinkpad. that thing was like a tank. only laptop i had seen that took a beating from 4 kids for like 5 years flawlessly. after 5+ years it had a power problem which was unfixible without replacing the motherboard. but it sure lasted a long time without repairs.
I support Linux by donating money, etc., not by purchasing crappy, fragile computers. I'll stick with my tough-as-nails ThinkPad. Not to mention they're made without Windows keys, which is always nice.
ya donating is better but if you are going to buy a fragile computer cheap anyway then might as well be linux installed.