The Register: How Dell Repels Attempts to Buy Its 'Open Source' PC
Oct 07, 2005, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Dell this week received much praise for releasing a new version
of its 'open source' PC. The computer fits into Dell's n Series
range of Windows-less systems. These ship with a copy of FreeDOS in
the packaging material--but not installed on the PC--which is
apparently a bizarre concession to Microsoft. While Dell garners
glowing reviews for shipping such an open source OS-friendly
product, the company's new E510n actually stands as yet another
example of how hard Dell tries not to sell non-Microsoft gear.
"If Dell has an official press release touting the E510n, we
sure can't find it..."