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Who Runs Dell

May 04, 2009, 14:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"If you are a reader of LXer.com, you have read or have heard about the donnybrooks in the comments section concerning their line of Linux machines. From seemingly hiding the Linux choices to plastering "Dell Recommends Windows Vista" over the top of the Linux ad, things got fairly interesting. At times, members of Dell Management would chime in and do their PR work.

"...On 4-28-09, I was on the Dell site, looking to purchase a computer. One of the options was to select Windows, Ubuntu or FreeDOS. I selected Ubuntu, but it then grayed out all models except the "Inspiron." I wanted a "Studio" and couldn't do it from the website unless I agreed to spend 100+ dollars for a MS OS. I tried to build a "Studio" and then deselect the Windows option, but it wasn't available."

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