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Memo to Dell: Sort Out Your Ubuntu Strategy

Feb 10, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

"Dell’s Ubuntu strategy once again faces Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Multiple times in the past 12 months or so, Dell’s strong Ubuntu efforts have been undermined by disappearing desktop offerings. Here’s what’s wrong — and right — with Dell’s Ubuntu initiatives.

"Let’s start with the positive. In Dell’s defense, the company in mid-2007 took a major chance on Ubuntu. The same year Microsoft launched Windows Vista, Dell stepped up and introduced its first Ubuntu desktops. I was among the first buyers, and I still own the Dell Ubuntu system."

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