Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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bousozoku
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2006-01-23

This is a sign that Linux (Ubuntu)is ready for Desktop.
Many people can say the opposite because they did not use the right distribution.
If Dell supports Linux and Dell is a computer manufacturer, guess what will happen next...
An OS can only survive if it has Hardware and application support.
Those who predicted the end of Linux can read this. Linux has longer life than Vista (Longhorn.)


It's getting there but no. The constant beta quality of Linux distributions (I use Ubuntu) keeps it from a major distribution to the public.

Dell will sell it but they will also hide it, in favour of Windows. Windows Vista really isn't dead. It's just been finished and renamed for public relations' sake.

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