From: David Ross (ross_at_math.hawaii.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 17:57:26 EST
"If the auction listing says "Billed by
Egghead" and "warranty is provided by IBM", then it's a unit refurbished
IBM and sent out in an IBM sealed package, with the software preload
IBM specifies for that type/model number."
IBM often sells their refurbs with nonstandard software configurations
even on their
own website (http://commerce-03.www.ibm.com) for example, right now they
show some thinkpads selling only with PCDOS7. I would guess that this
is some kind
of licensing thing, otherwise it would obviously be easiest for IBM to
just reinstall the preload.
- David R.
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