CNET News: Linux PCs: Customer Service or Lip Service?
Nov 03, 2005, 00:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"While for years mainstream computer makers such as IBM, HP and
Dell have been professing their love for alternatives to Microsoft
Windows, the overwhelming majority of open-source-powered machines
are business servers and high-priced workstations.
"Finding an entry-level home PC that doesn't have a Windows XP
sticker on it requires consumers to search through a maze of Web
sites. If they try calling a major PC maker, the agent is likely to
have a hard time steering them toward a Linux-based or bare-bones