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ZDNet/Yahoo!: Dell Australia: No plans to ditch Linux

Aug 03, 2001, 14:39 (18 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Ferris for this link. ]

Dell Australia says it won't be following the lead of Dell in the US: the company will continue to offer Linux pre-installs on desktop PC's and notebooks:

"Citing slow demand for the operating system on client PCs over the last several quarters, a Dell spokesman said the PC maker chose to stop preinstalling Red Hat Linux on desktop and notebook models in the US.

The Australian office, however, has decided to hold off on plans to remove Linux as an option in the pre-installation stage. Rob Small, corporate communications director at Dell Computer Australia, explained the US move was merely a result of customer demand, and not part of a global move to remove Linux."

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