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Linux Planet: Dell and Linux: A Shotgun Wedding?

Aug 15, 2000, 20:26 (1 Talkback[s])

Dell praised Linux for its low cost, speed of development and stability/reliability, siting Solaris as Linux's primary competitor. An attempt, in my opinion, to play down as much as possible any worry that Microsoft might have in this area. Dell itself uses Linux for drive image management, and according to Mr Dell, has saved several million dollars using Linux instead of proprietary alternatives.

Dell pledged to support Linux across its entire product line, something he claimed no other PC vendor was doing. Dell's presentation showed that they had created a capital support organization that was being used to invest in Linux companies, and mentioned that they were looking for places to expand that interest. He claimed that Dell's Linux growth was 500% for the prior year.

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