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Techworld: Dell's Linux Offer Does It No Favours

Mar 27, 2007, 22:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)


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"Can Dell really offer Linux on its desktops? That's a question that a number of industry observers are asking. Most conclude that it can't--but are they right?

"It all stems from Dell's troubled financial state. Up until now, Dell's business model has happily chugged along, based on the direct sales model combined with highly efficient just-in-time inventory and build-to-order systems. The Texas company has managed to squeeze costs out of the system in order to retain the typically paper-thin margins of the commodity hardware business..."

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