August 3, 2001

Dell Australia: No plans to ditch Linux

Author: JT Smith

Interactive Week: "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."


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