Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 22:27 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Officially, Dell hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu. While unable to confirm this through official Dell channels, we have heard the same story now from several internal Dell sources. They tell us that the computer giant will be preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be released in late May 2007."
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RE[3]: Outstanding!
by rm6990 on Tue 1st May 2007 04:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Outstanding!"
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I've been hearing for years that Linux will steadily decrease Windows' marketshare, yet thusfar the results haven't exactly been major. The dent Linux has caused in Microsoft's marketshare is about as damaging as a slight rounding error, and Microsoft is raking in record revenues and profits. In-fact, Vista, which is allegedly pushing everyone to Linux, caused Microsoft to beat their own guidance profit-wise to the tune of half a billion dollars, which is no chump change, even for Microsoft. Of course, arguing about what will happen is kind of pointless. Let's just wait and see.

Of course, I can't help but be skeptical, considering every single year since the late 90's has been "the year of the Linux desktop", when nothing has really changed.

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