Mon Apr 17 2000 07:39: I have been given a catalog from eLinux.com (I don't know if they have a web site). In it is a bit that might possibly win the "evading the question" award:
Why do we sell hardware with Windows pre-installed?
Linux users are helping drive the Linux movement by taking popular systems from well-known manufacturers and installing Linux on them. We know that buying the hardware to "test" Linux compatability can be expensive, thus we want to make products avaliable to you at extremely low prices! We'll also give you the resources to get Linux working for you!
Get this IBM 240 ThinkPad at $1,069! We'll tell you how users got SuSE up and running on it and were even able to use the winmodem.
We'll also give you a copy of SuSE.