ITWorld: Dell brings open-source apps to desktops

“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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