Dell and Ubuntu: It's All About the Bucks
May 05, 2007, 00:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)
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"Call me cynical but the decision that Dell has taken--to offer
Ubuntu installed on some of its PCs and laptops--is driven by just
one thing--money. Or at least the hope of making money.
"Let's remember that Dell did this Linux thing once before--it
went big on Red Hat in the year 2000, offering the distribution on
a similar number of machines, and then promptly quit doing so a
year later. Reason? The accountants weren't happy..."