Trying to buy a laptop without Windows installed - Part 3, HP
HP make decent laptops too, both for business and consumer use, so perhaps they can offer a useful choice of Operating System?
Hi, I have been looking at the range of HP Laptops on offer and I have a question about the choice of Operating Systems available. All over your website you have the statement "HP recommends Windows® 7". A recommendation would imply that there is a choice of alternatives but you feel that one particular option is the most suitable. However I cannot find anywhere on your website which lists alternative choices if I do not want to run Windows7. Please can you advice me of the alternatives to Windows 7 you can supply. Regards, Andrew.
This is all the reply I had….
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UPDATE - 2015
I contacted an HP reseller (Insight) and they were able to supply a HP laptop (Elitebook 8470w) with just freedos installed for considerably less that with windows 7 installed. In fact, I'm using this laptop still, it runs Linux perfectly with all hardware detected on Fedora, and after a rebuild with Lubuntu 16.04. So WHY don't HP own up to the fact that you can buy a laptop without windows????