CNETAsia: Dell Joins Budget PC Push in Thailand
Jul 07, 2003, 17:00 (4 Talkback[s])
"Computer giant Dell has replaced rival Hewlett-Packard (HP) in
the deal to make cheap Linux and Windows-based computers for the
Thai government's 'people's PC' project.
"In May, Thailand's Information, Communications and Technology
(ICT) ministry launched a budget PC program to spur computer
ownership in the country. The ICT ministry initially said a slew of
government-subsidized models from HP and local computer makers
installed with Linux will be made available.
"However, HP's senior vice president Alex Gruzen has since said
that the deal fell through, and the company will not be shipping
the Linux notebooks after all..."