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CNETAsia: Dell Joins Budget PC Push in Thailand

Jul 07, 2003, 17:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"Computer giant Dell has replaced rival Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the deal to make cheap Linux and Windows-based computers for the Thai government's 'people's PC' project.

"In May, Thailand's Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) ministry launched a budget PC program to spur computer ownership in the country. The ICT ministry initially said a slew of government-subsidized models from HP and local computer makers installed with Linux will be made available.

"However, HP's senior vice president Alex Gruzen has since said that the deal fell through, and the company will not be shipping the Linux notebooks after all..."

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