Linked by David Adams on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:47 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Linux Fan
Linux Dell has posted a page extolling the virtues of Linux (Ubuntu in particular), with a quick explanation of what Linux is and how it compares against Windows. Of course, the page links off to Dell's various computers that ship with Linux pre-installed.
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redbeard
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2006-03-11

Yes they really support Linux, NOT. For $299 with the MS win machine gets you 250GB HD and a 6 cell battery. $299 Ubuntu gets you a 160GB HD and a 3 cell battery. You can also upgrade the screen to 1366x768 and other HW with the MS machine, but not with Ubuntu.

So how is it that a free OS gets you less hardware for an OS that cost $$. Hummm? IF I were buying I would get the MS machine due to the differences and install Ubuntu, but MS still get its tax and gets to put a mark in # of MS OSs sold compared to Linux. I suspect that is why Dell offers Ubuntu as they do, because MS wants it that way. :-(

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