Insanely Great Mac: Dell-Linux: Is the Target Windows or OS X?
Mar 01, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Dell's decision to certify Novell's SUSE Linux for use with its
desktops and laptops is clouded in mystery right now, as PC World
reports. The Texas company is at pains to point out that it isn't
necessarily offering Linux with its desktops and notebooks
out-of-the-box, but certifying the Linux OS for use with its
"With Vista not exactly creating a storm--yet--Microsoft needs
Dell right now. And it also needs HP and the many other firms and
white box makers that run its OS on their machines. But the
relationship is interdependent: Dell and Co. need Windows to run on
their machines, as OS X isn't available for licensing, while
consumers and business have been slow to adopt Linux--on the
desktop at any rate..."