InfoWorld: Could a Common Installer be the Answer for Desktop Linux?
Mar 27, 2006, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)
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"There's no mistaking that buying desktop hardware for use with
Linux is more difficult than buying Windows PCs. Even if you manage
to avoid the 'Microsoft tax' and buy a system without Windows
preinstalled, you still have the additional hurdle of getting your
Linux of choice onto it.
"As I discussed last week, Dell is reluctant to back any
particular desktop Linux distribution. Instead, Windows-free PCs
ship from Dell preinstalled with a version of DOS..."