Dell praised Linux for its low cost, speed of development
and stability/reliability, siting Solaris as Linux's primary
competitor. An attempt, in my opinion, to play down as much as
possible any worry that Microsoft might have in this area.
Dell itself uses Linux for drive image management, and according to
Mr Dell, has saved several million dollars using Linux instead of
Dell pledged to support Linux across its entire product line,
something he claimed no other PC vendor was doing. Dell's
presentation showed that they had created a capital support
organization that was being used to invest in Linux companies, and
mentioned that they were looking for places to expand that
interest. He claimed that Dell's Linux growth was 500% for the
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