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Insanely Great Mac: Dell-Linux: Is the Target Windows or OS X?

Mar 01, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Remy Davison)

"Dell's decision to certify Novell's SUSE Linux for use with its desktops and laptops is clouded in mystery right now, as PC World reports. The Texas company is at pains to point out that it isn't necessarily offering Linux with its desktops and notebooks out-of-the-box, but certifying the Linux OS for use with its products.

"With Vista not exactly creating a storm--yet--Microsoft needs Dell right now. And it also needs HP and the many other firms and white box makers that run its OS on their machines. But the relationship is interdependent: Dell and Co. need Windows to run on their machines, as OS X isn't available for licensing, while consumers and business have been slow to adopt Linux--on the desktop at any rate..."

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