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Dell's Linux Desktops Prove Popular... Though Not So Much With Dell

Jul 07, 2004, 13:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Thomson, Michael Kanellos)

VNUnet: Web Goes Crazy for Open Source Dell Desktops

"The reseller taking orders for Dell Optiplex workstations with an open source operating system claims that its website has received over 200,000 hits in the past 24 hours.

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CNET News: Dell Clarifies Reports of Linux PCs in Europe

"A PC dealer in Europe has begun selling Dell desktops equipped with Linux, but Dell emphasized that the systems were customized by the dealer and that this isn't the first time this has happened.

"Questar, an Italian-based computer seller, has begun to ship Optiplex business desktops loaded with Linspire 4.5, a version of Linux, and a copy of OpenOffice, an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Office software package. The basic Questar computer, with a 2.4GHz Celeron processor, sells for about $562..."

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