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InfoWorld: Could a Common Installer be the Answer for Desktop Linux?

Mar 27, 2006, 17:30 (12 Talkback[s])
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"There's no mistaking that buying desktop hardware for use with Linux is more difficult than buying Windows PCs. Even if you manage to avoid the 'Microsoft tax' and buy a system without Windows preinstalled, you still have the additional hurdle of getting your Linux of choice onto it.

"As I discussed last week, Dell is reluctant to back any particular desktop Linux distribution. Instead, Windows-free PCs ship from Dell preinstalled with a version of DOS..."

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