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internetnews.com: Preloaded Linux on Dell: Fact or Fiction?

Mar 01, 2007, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"As the Dell IdeaStorm site proves, the Linux community is a vocal one, so the call for pre-loaded Linux is growing louder. But the reality is that Linux aficionados can easily just download and install any number of Linux distributions they choose on any hardware they choose without cost.

"It's providing support for these choices combined with the fact that those needing support would likely be Linux newcomers that raises a potentially huge barrier for vendors.

"That's not to say that it can't be done. HP is proving it can make money from supporting Debian, which is something that no other major hardware vendor has been able to do..."

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