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DesktopLinux: Must Linux Buy its Way Onto the Desktop?

Feb 09, 2006, 00:15 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

As you may know, Google is close to making a deal with Dell in which the search giant will get to preinstall its software package on Dell PCs. What you may not know is that Google may be spending a billion dollars over three years for the privilege.

"For cash-rich Google, it's a cheap price to pay to cut Microsoft off at the knees by getting pride of place on about 33 percent on all new US desktops..."

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