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OSWeekly: Why Dell Is Really Saying No to Linux

Mar 12, 2007, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"By now, many of you may be wondering why Dell is passing up such a great niche market by not offering Linux as an alternative OS option to Windows. We have talked about how this would only prove to benefit a company like Dell, but we have also acknowledged the fact that it will likely never happen.

"Then I came across this piece from ArsTechnica. They rightfully point out that Dell is not equipped to handle Linux support for the desktop. And they continue their proper understanding in stating that Dell can barely handle supporting Windows issues. Then it occurred to me: why must Dell 'support' Linux at all? Check this out..."

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