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Dell: Clarifying Dell and Linux: An open letter to our Linux customers

Nov 19, 2001, 20:05 (32 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Brian Ashe for this link. ]

"Dell continues to support Linux customers on a variety of client and server products both through factory installation and Linux vendor certification. Dell offers the latest release of Red Hat Linux 7.2 on its Precision Workstation and PowerEdge Server lines to customers who range from corporate professionals to performance computing enthusiasts through multiple ordering mechanisms, including over the internet. For customers who develop their own Linux image using Red Hat or another Linux distribution, Dell will install their image on OptiPlex desktop and Latitude portable computers through Dell's custom factory integration services . In addition, Dell has Linux available across its other product lines (Dimension and Inspiron) through DellWare to support the many Linux user's who are installing the operating system themselves.

Dell believes that Linux enables an excellent migration platform for customers with applications previously restricted to proprietary UNIX platforms, such as workstation and internet applications. As such, Dell will continue to support Linux as outlined above."

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