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-====== Trying to buy a laptop without Windows installed - Part 4, Panasonic Toughbook ====== 
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-  Hi, I am a cf-29 user and am considering upgrading the hardware. On your 
-  web site you have the statement "​Panasonic recommends Windows® 7" but I 
-  cannot find any alternative choices for operating systems. 
-  The fact that you have a statement recommending something would seem to 
-  imply that a choice exists, but you would favour one option over another. 
-  ​ 
-  Please can you advise what alternative operating system I can choose if I 
-  do not want Windows 7. 
- 
- 
-  Hi Andrew, ​ 
-  ​ 
-  I understand that you are a CF-29 user and considering upgrading the 
-  hardware and would like us to advise what alternative operating system 
-  you can choose if I do not want Windows 7. 
-  ​ 
-  We provide Windows 7 as standard and we are only allowed to supply XP if 
-  the project is for more than 25 units - this is not driven by Panasonic. 
-  If you can let me know the specifications required I will send over 
-  pricing for the CF-29,  ​ 
-  ​ 
-  Thanks 
-  Danny 
- 
-And the reply a little while later.... At least Danny knows how to use inline ​ 
-replies for email which is more than anyone else who replies on this topic. 
- 
-  -------- Original Message -------- 
-  Subject: Re: Panasoinc CF-29 
-  Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:40:18 +0000 
-  From: Andrew <​xxxxx@rainsbrook.co.uk>​ 
-  To: Danny Bradbury <​Danny.Bradbury@thebarcodewarehouse.co.uk>​ 
-  Reply-To: xxxxx@rainsbrook.co.uk 
-  ​ 
-  Hi Danny, ​ 
-  ​ 
-  > I understand that you are a CF-29 user and considering upgrading the hardware ​ 
-  > and would like us to advise what alternative operating system you can choose if I do not want Windows 7.  
-  ​ 
-  Basically, yes. 
-  ​ 
-  > We provide Windows 7 as standard and we are only allowed to supply XP  
-  > if the project is for more than 25 units - this is not driven by Panasonic. ​ 
-  > If you can let me know the specifications required I will send over pricing for the CF-29, ​ 
-  ​ 
-  Actually I run Linux on my cf-29 and would consider any windows as a 
-  downgrade, I am not interested in either windows xp, vista or 7. 
-  What I would be interested in is to buy the laptop either with a vanilla 
-  linux which I can either replace with my chosen distro, or without any os 
-  installed. 
-  ​ 
-  If your "​Windows 7 recommendation"​ is not driven by Panasonic, where does 
-  it come from? Who is not allowing Panasonic to dictate their own sales 
-  policy? 
-  ​ 
-  Regards, 
-  Andrew. 
-  ​ 
- 
  

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