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Dell decides to sell Linux boxes over the phone

Jul 26, 2010, 21:37 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Latif)

"TIN BOX FLOGGER Dell has quashed reports that it stopped selling machines preloaded with the Linux distribution Ubuntu.

"It was reported that Dell had given up on its Linux experiment by going back to being a Microsoft only shop, however the firm responded to those stories by telling The INQUIRER that it will continue to sell selected machines with Ubuntu installed. However, punters looking for the capable alternative to Microsoft Windows will have to order by phone.

"The shift is due to website restructuring, according to Dell. Apparently the company has "recently made an effort to simplify our offerings online, by focusing on our most popular bundles and configuration options, based on customer feedback for reduced complexity and a simple, easy purchase experience."

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