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InfoWorld: Could a Common Installer be the Answer for Desktop Linux?

Mar 27, 2006, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"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..."

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