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Trying to buy a laptop without Windows installed - Part 4, Panasonic Toughbook

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.

  1. ——- 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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