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ITWorld: Dell brings open-source apps to desktops

Dec 19, 2000, 08:55 (7 Talkback[s])
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"The computer hardware maker is becoming an increasingly vocal supporter of Linux."

"Dell Computer Corp. signed an agreement Thursday to offer Linux software maker Eazel Inc.'s applications on laptop and desktop computers. Dell's investment arm also made an investment in Eazel as part of measures designed to increase the adoption of Linux among PC users...."

"Dell said it will pre-load Eazel's Nautilus file manager software on select machines along with links to other Eazel services. Eazel promotes its software as an easy-to-use version of Linux that could help bring the open source platform into mainstream use."

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