"For years, Microsoft has reigned supreme as the 'only' choice
for OEM partners on the x86 architecture. Later on, Apple switched
from PPC (Power PC) to x86, but really did not make a dent in the
OEM market, as Apple produces its own hardware, with OS X being a
means to that end.
"Then it happened: Dell dropped their hat into the ring, perhaps
prompting what could become a rush of other PC manufacturers and
distributors wishing to enter into OEM deals with various Linux