August 7, 2001

Dell and Linux: breaking up is easy to do

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "Now that Dell has announced that it will no longer be pre-installing Linux on its desktops and workstations, but will continue offering RedHat Linux on workstations and servers, it's important to think about why Dell made that move. One of the reasons Dell cited was the lack of availability of desktop applications for the OS. Besides the soft hardware market in general, there simply isn't enough demand for pre-loaded Linux desktops and notebooks to justify the cost of supporting it -- at least not from Dell's perspective."


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