Dell Australia says it won't be following the lead of Dell in
the US: the company will continue to offer Linux pre-installs on
desktop PC's and notebooks:
"Citing slow demand for the operating system on client
PCs over the last several quarters, a Dell spokesman said the PC
maker chose to stop preinstalling Red Hat Linux on desktop and
notebook models in the US.
The Australian office, however, has decided to hold off on plans
to remove Linux as an option in the pre-installation stage. Rob
Small, corporate communications director at Dell Computer
Australia, explained the US move was merely a result of customer
demand, and not part of a global move to remove Linux."