* Posts by Snowbat

2 posts • joined 2 Dec 2007

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery

Snowbat

Re: Ah, capitalism at its best

Under EU competition law, a company with beyond a 40% market share may be considered to have a dominant position. A company with a dominant position has a special responsibility to ensure that its conduct does not distort competition.

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/antitrust/procedures_102_en.html

Dell moves 40,000 Ubuntu PCs

Snowbat
Linux

Check your facts: 130,000 points != 130,000 people

130,000 points != 130,000 people At one point during the poll, an unregistered vote counted for 3 points and a registered vote counted for 10 points.

Ubuntu machines have been available from May in USA but only since August in UK/France/Germany. They are still not available in countries where many of the voters live but the poll was global.

Various discounts on their Windows machines were not applied to Ubuntu machines. In some cases this made it cheaper to buy with Windows and install Ubuntu yourself.

Dell seems to have gone out of their way to hide the Ubuntu option on their website.

I am one of the voters and I will buy an Ubuntu laptop from Dell when they decide to make them available in my country.

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