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What's Wrong With Dell Selling Linux PCs

Aug 02, 2007, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Predictably, it seems that Dell is dropping Ubuntu PC prices which at first pass would seem like fantastic news. But then you have to couple this fact with the realization that they are not exactly promoting their provided Ubuntu PCs. Actually, they are downright difficult to locate without using the 'Find' feature in your browser.

"In an effort to not possibly take a risk and offer real value, Dell has halfheartedly linked to their Ubuntu machines from within the Home & Home Office sections of their website. Then to make matters even more confusing for the end user, they place the link under 'Essential Links' and label the Ubuntu PCs as open source PCs. What could possibly be wrong with this? Wow, where do I begin..."

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