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PC Advisor: Dell Boss Still Interested in Linux on the Desktop

Jan 16, 2003, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
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"Despite pulling out of the Linux desktop market, Dell boss Michael Dell appears to believe the Microsoft alternative could still have a chance at success, although it is unlikely to make much of an impact in the next few months.

"The computer giant put Microsoft's nose out of joint when it shipped desktop PCs running the open source operating system and backed Eazel, a company that worked to make Linux more user-friendly. The extent of its unhappiness with this decision was revealed in a memo that surfaced during its antitrust case...

"He says that rumours hinting the company is still willing to back the now defunct Eazel are true, and this is reflected in the company's support for Linux on the server side and also in education and scientific markets..."

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