[LINK] Dell opts out of linux
Mon, 6 Aug 2001 14:45:21 +1000 (EST)
On 6 Aug, Michael Lean wrote:
> for info -
>>DELL DROPS LINUX ON PCs
>>Dell Computer says it no longer will offer the option of installing Linux
>>on its PCs, citing lack of consumer enthusiasm for the alternative
>>operating system. "We started offering it about a year ago in anticipation
>>of spill-over demand from servers," says a Dell spokeswoman. "But we've
>>seen pretty flat demand." Dell will continue to offer workstations and
>>servers featuring Linux software from Red Hat. (Reuters 2 Aug 2001)
Sigh - let's get a couple of things clear here as this makes it sound
like Dell is retreating completely from Linux - which is simply not the
1) Dell US is announcing that it will no longer supply Red Hat Linux on
its desktop and laptop PCs.
2) Dell US is still preloading Red Hat Linux on its workstation
and server class hardware.
3) Dell ANZ has said that it will continue to offer Red Hat Linux on
desktop and laptops as well as continuing to sell Red Hat Linux
preloaded on workstation and server class hardware.
Robert Hart email@example.com
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Tel +61 (0)7 3872 4808 Fax +61 (0)7 3257 4800