Ralf Mardorf firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
You are right, but you also missed something. I've taken a look at an averaged tower PC. At first appearance the price seems to be ok, but after a further look I noticed that it's just the basic price, if you want at least one hard disk drive, you already need to pay more. How do they install an Ubuntu flavor, if you buy a computer without hard disk drive? In the end it's plain daylight robbery.
I don't think that this is true; generally their desktop systems come with a 500GB Segate HDD. And as I just checked I couldn't find a system without a disk; could you provide a link?
DIY is significant less expensive, even if you should buy some hardware that shouldn't work with Linux, even if you then wouldn't get your money back and need to buy some hardware twice.
DIY was always less expensive and will always be. But it will cost you your time. I'm not willing to pay that price.