"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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