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Another brick off the wall

I like good news better than bad news (strange character, uh?) so let me point out a piece of very good news that appeared on the press today: Dell is going to sell PCs with Linux pre-installed. No need for a link to this or that site, as by now you can probably find the info anywhere on the net. Anyhow, here is one quotation from Information Week:

"Dell listened to the cry of its customers and has decided to offer Linux pre-installed on select desktop and notebook computers. The PC maker said on Wednesday it will expand support for Linux beyond its existing servers and its Precision workstation line of products. The details are murky, although Dell said it will provide an update in the coming weeks that includes information on which systems it will offer, its testing and certification strategy, and which Linux distributors it plans to work with."

Quite obviously I expect other major producers of PCs to follow soon, and then it will be real competition for MS in the one very large market it had managed to keep captive until now. Too bad for all those guys out there that rushed to waist their money on Vista just because Bill said it was soooo good ...


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