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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If Dell supports Linux and Dell is a computer manufacturer, guess what will happen next...

Please enlighten us.

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.)

Not true! Vista Home Premium will have security fixes at least until 2012, Business until 2017. Ubuntu 8.04? Little less than 2 more years. And then what?

Edited 2009-05-21 10:07 UTC

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