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Fwd: [OT] IBM offers 6% ThinkPad linux discount on phone

I thought this might be of interest here and go otherwise unseen..

>Date:   Fri, 18 May 2001 17:40:21 -0700
>From: Tim Moore <timothymoore at>
>Organization: Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, Inc.
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>Subject: [OT] IBM offers 6% ThinkPad linux discount on phone
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>While browsing IBM ThinkPads online I noticed only one high-end
>model with linux.  I called 1-888-SHOP-IBMx7000 (phone sales)
>to inquire how to get a ThinkPad without Windows given I would
>be immediately installing linux.
>I was offered 6% off the online price for any Thinkpad which in
>my case was $118 US. That sounded about right for a per unit
>bundle deal between IBM and MS.
>I called from the US and the phone rep was in Canada.
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