Big makers will ship PCs that don’t need operating systems.
Thanks to Phillip
Brown for this link.
“In the fast-growing market for server computers, the machines
that dole out Web pages across the Internet or send E-mail around a
corporation, the top PC companies are beginning to look at
non-Microsoft options. The first is Linux, a server operating
system that is available for free on the Internet. Compaq, Dell,
and HP are shipping or will soon ship computers with Linux instead
of Windows NT, Microsoft’s operating system for servers.”