Lenovo now shipping Ubuntu on high end workstations in the US : linux
I vaguely keep in mind again in the 90’s, when these things was arguably far more related, that MS was lobbying to make it unlawful to promote a pc with no OS – the logic being that the huge, overwhelming majority of customers would pirate Windows.
I do not know in the event that they had been profitable in getting a regulation handed, however there’s kind of a precedent for legal guidelines that make the presumption of piracy: the clean media tax that you just paid on clean audio cassettes, VHS tapes, and so on. actually went to the MPAA, RIAA, and so on. to distribute to their members in proportion to their income. This can be analogous to a regulation banning the sale of clean media.
The extra I give it some thought, the extra I vaguely keep in mind some PC producers shipping FreeDOS as method round the regulation…