Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:07 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux We already discussed David Finch, Dell's senior product marketing manager for Linux clients, last week. We missed, however, some more interesting statements by Finch; Dell is looking into the ARM-based netbook smartbook market, and close to a third of all of Dell's netbooks ship with Linux.
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I do not really get this
by midoriconcept on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:45 UTC
midoriconcept
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I really have some issues understanding the Dell's strategy on Linux.
First they say they support Linux, but on their web site (at least for dell.it) the inspiron Mini 10v (linux and 8 gb SSD) costs 249 euros.
If I want a decent hard disk you need to pay 279 euros, with 160 gb, but only Windows... uhm..

Basically even if I want to buy a Dell with Linux I need to buy the smaller capacity. Or buy the Windows version and install linux.

This 30 euros of difference what are they? License or Harddisk?

Does not make any sense.

I think is not just dell, Also other manufactures do this.

I still need to find someone that does a proper offer.. Same specs, different operating system. . .

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