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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ssa2204
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2006-04-22

It's the same fucking hardware! You can't tell me that loading a different OS image on the disk costs that much more, because I know it doesn't. If they have the facility to offer a choice of OS at all (they do, different versions of Windows) then they can offer +1 OS at negligible cost.


The ability to load Windows, and the accompanying trial software pays for the difference. Dell gets $0 revenue in license sales, $0 revenue in trial software loading, and probably next to nothing in support subscription. You want a cheaper Ubuntu? Then accept having trial software and other junk loaded. Accept having a license model whereby the OEM can resell to cover other costs.

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