India Times Shopping Offers A Great Selection Of GNU/Linux Notebooks

Sure, they sell that other OS but look at this selection:

Description Price
Zing 7 Inch Mini Laptop with Android 4.0 and USB Mouse 6999
Acer Aspire E1-531 Laptop – Pentium B960-4GB-500GB-15.6 Inch-Linux (Glossy Black) – NX.M12SI.023 23199
Sony VAIO E1513CYN Laptop ( 2nd Gen Ci3/ 2GB/ 320GB/ Linux) (Black) with Laptop Bag 26849
Acer Aspire V5 571 Laptop (3rd Gen Core i3/4GB/500GB/ Linux/128MB Graph) (Smoky Black) 31800
Sony Vaio E1513BYN Laptop – Core i3-2GB-500GB-15.5 Inch-1GB Graphics-Linux (Black) with Laptop Bag 31999
Acer Aspire E1-571 Laptop – Core i5-4GB-500GB-Linux (Black) – NX.M09SI.033 33599
HP Pavilion 15-B002TX Laptop-Core i3-2GB-500GB-1GB Graphics-Windows 8 (Sparkling Black) with Laptop Bag 35099
HP Pavilion 14-B004TU Laptop-Core i3-4GB-500GB-Windows 8 (Sparkling Black) with Laptop Bag 37949
HP Pavilion 14-B003TX Laptop-Core i3-4GB-500GB-SSD 32GB-1GB Graphics-Windows 8 (Sparkling Black) with Laptop Bag 40549
HP Pavilion 15-B001TU Laptop-Core i5-4GB-750GB-Windows 8 (Sparkling Black) with Laptop Bag 43075
HP ENVY 4-1105TX Laptop-Core i5-4GB-500GB-2GB Graphics-Windows 8 (Natural Silver) with Laptop Bag 59999
HP ENVY 4-1102TX Laptop-Core i5-4GB-500GB-SSD 32GB-2GB Graphics-Windows 8 (Midnight Black) with Laptop Bag 65299
HP ENVY 4-1103TX Laptop-Core i5-4GB-500GB-SSD32GB-2GB Graphics-Windows 8 (Natural Silver) with Laptop Bag 65299

Laptop Buy online @ Indiatimes Shopping

It’s pretty clear they have given up trying to sell “8” on the low end. There’s a lot of */Linux on the low-end to the middle, I would say. That other OS would not have any advantage from the hardware until the high-end units come with SSD. The GNU/Linux offering is not a token offering as Dell used to offer and consumers have a wide range of choices and prices. That’s what you’d expect of a mature market. How’s yours? Where I live major retailers like Walmart offer no GNU/Linux at all last time I checked and no Android/Linux on anything other than smart phones and tablets. Walmart.ca does have some low-end machines on which they have “8” installed. All the mainstream machines run “7”…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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17 Responses to India Times Shopping Offers A Great Selection Of GNU/Linux Notebooks

  1. Maou Sadao says:

    Maou Sadao don’t you guys learn. The reasons why so many trolls get banned is stupid off topic arguments.

    How is the renowned Free Software Song off-topic, you big old chump?

  2. oiaohm says:

    There is one good thing FSF does fund. http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Lot of work to make Open source graphical programs and other need items is coming from this.

  3. oiaohm says:

    Maou Sadao don’t you guys learn. The reasons why so many trolls get banned is stupid off topic arguments.

    –Good notebooks to install Windows on. Just what Indians do. Legal copy, pirated copy — it’s Windows all the way in India. Just what the doctor prescribed.–

    The Android laptop there is not Windows compadible. Its a ARM SOC chip not supported by Windows.

    We are starting to see more and more the entry machines being impossible to install Windows.

  4. Maou Sadao says:

    You’re going down in flames Maou.

    That’s why I chose this name. But now let us sing:

    Join us now and share the software;
    You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
    Join us now and share the software;
    You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.

    Hoarders can get piles of money,
    That is true, hackers, that is true.
    But they cannot help their neighbors;
    That’s not good, hackers, that’s not good.

    When we have enough free software
    At our call, hackers, at our call,
    We’ll kick out those dirty licenses
    Ever more, hackers, ever more.

    Join us now and share the software;
    You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
    Join us now and share the software;
    You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.

  5. matchrocket says:

    Quoting Maou: “Where is the lie?” Now he’s writing opinion and stating it as fact. You’re going down in flames Maou.

  6. Maou Sadao says:

    Maou Sadao is making up blatant lies about Richard Stallman (which I won’t repeat), hoping to stir up some hatred for him and the Free Software Foundation. It won’t work.

    Where is the lie? Stallman has stopped being productive a long time ago. The trouble is: the F$F has also stopped being productive. Their campaigns are utter failures. They are boneheaded to the last (see the F$F’s resistance to EME in HTML5). And they are quite handsomely paid by donors who don’t realize that the F$F does absolutely nothing anymore — except sending Stallman into the world to preach GNU.

    You’re sounding more like other Microsoft trolls who have been kicked off this blog Maou. That’s the same old MO. Have you chosen your next nym yet?

    Imagining things again?

  7. matchrocket says:

    Maou Sadao is making up blatant lies about Richard Stallman (which I won’t repeat), hoping to stir up some hatred for him and the Free Software Foundation. It won’t work.

    You’re sounding more like other Microsoft trolls who have been kicked off this blog Maou. That’s the same old MO. Have you chosen your next nym yet?

  8. Maou Sadao says:

    F$F. Ripping off donors so Stallman can have a good lifestyle without actually working.

  9. Maou Sadao wrote, “The world doesn’t owe GNU anything.”

    gcc, and other parts of the GNU toolchain and the GNU system underly most distros containing Linux and a hell of a lot of software. That lowers the cost of IT and is a huge benefit to mankind. I would estimate the value that GNU has contributed to the world is many $billions. The freedom they have propagated in the world is priceless.

  10. Maou Sadao says:

    All technology is artificial by definition and someone has to name it.

    Damn right. So why do you insist on naming Android Android/Linux when the official name is Android?

    GNU was invented by RMS and the GNU organization after all. They have a right to name it what they want.

    That does not include trying to force the horrible GNU/Linux moniker on people. The name GNU/Linux is the product of selfishness and vanity.

    You, on the other hand have no right to complain about their names as long as they are not abusive etc. The world owes a lot to GNU. What have you contributed?

    The world doesn’t owe GNU anything. I’d rather donate money to an underpaid nurse than to the organization of crooks known as the FSF.

  11. IGnatius T Foobar wrote, “The phrase “GNU/Linux” is an artificial sobriquet made up by Stallman and other non-productive whiners.”

    All technology is artificial by definition and someone has to name it. GNU was invented by RMS and the GNU organization after all. They have a right to name it what they want. You, on the other hand have no right to complain about their names as long as they are not abusive etc. The world owes a lot to GNU. What have you contributed?

  12. Quibbly wrote, “Is there some reason you’re bringing this up, Mr Pogson? Because that first set sure don’t look like small cheap thingies to me.”

    Certainly. While all PCs may be too expensive for many Indians, PCs running Wintel are too expensive for more Indians. I like small cheap computers and clearly they are more available with GNU/Linux than that other OS because of the licence and hardware-requirements. The India Times also lists the Aakash tablets.
    “BANGALORE: Britain-based hardware manufacturer Datawind, maker of the Indian government’s Rs 2,500 Aakash tablet, emerged as a market leader in India’s tablet market during the first quarter of 2013, according to latest data from market research firm Cyber Media Research.

    During the January-March period, Datawind had about 15% market share in the tablet market, compared to homegrown firm Micromax that had about 12% share, according to the research firm. Datawind shipments do not include its sale of Aakash tablets to the government.”

    That is no doubt a better solution to the problems of poverty than Intel-based PCs with any OS. The ARM chips cost a fraction of what Intel chips cost. I have often bought AMD chips in the range of $100 to $200 but the ARM chips cost just ~$10, very affordable even for the poor in durable goods. A tablet may also require less maintenance because of fewer moving parts so the cost of ownership may be less.

  13. Maou Sadao says:

    Good notebooks to install Windows on. Just what Indians do. Legal copy, pirated copy — it’s Windows all the way in India. Just what the doctor prescribed.

  14. oiaohm says:

    Does that mean there is no place for a Desktop OS.

    Yes there is if you are Linux something most likely. If you are Microsoft most likely no.

    Why a mobile phone, tv and the modem in that setup are most likely running Linux. So the most compatible is all Linux.

  15. oiaohm says:

    Quibbly that is the problem.

    Mobile phones are becoming more and more functional.

    How long before buying a mobile phone a tv (that just happens to come with a keyboard and mouse). Since your modem comes with a hard-drive.

    Now where does a setup like that Leave a PC. Fairly much sitting in the middle of nowhere for most users.

  16. You mean “Linux notebooks.” The phrase “GNU/Linux” is an artificial sobriquet made up by Stallman and other non-productive whiners.

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