"When I insisted that I wanted a PC with Ubuntu, and *not* with
Windows 7, they informed me that the cat had eaten the last one, or
words to that effect, and the conversation came to an abrupt
"Undeterred, I rang again a few days later, hoping that I had
just struck unlucky, speaking to the one person on the team who
secretly hated Ubuntu. Once more, there was the insistence that
Dell definitely did not sell Ubuntu systems, no Sir. When I pointed
out that there was a web page that suggested Dell really *lurved*
Ubuntu, and that it had their telephone number for people who
wanted to buy one, they suggested I should use the online chat
facility instead – evidently keen to get rid of me one way or
"So, returning to the Dell UK web site, I proceeded to initiate
said chat session."
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