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..."