Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 22:27 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Officially, Dell hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told DesktopLinux.com that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu. While unable to confirm this through official Dell channels, we have heard the same story now from several internal Dell sources. They tell us that the computer giant will be preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be released in late May 2007."
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rm6990
Member since:
2005-07-04

However, I think the Linux community is doing a good job. I don't think the lack of commonality is the reason Linux isn't just taking off like wildfire. Probably more of just an excuse for developers.


Then why do commercial software devs develop for OS X but not Linux for the most part? They both have a similar number of users.

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Kabal Member since:
2005-07-09

Then why do commercial software devs develop for OS X but not Linux for the most part? They both have a similar number of users.


Because nobody buys software for linux ;)

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systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

That's a good question and I don't know the answer. Maybe it's the GPL or lack of commonality. Then again maybe developers just don't want to support three OS's.

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Because maintaining versions for even just the handful of popular desktop distros isn't terribly cost effective for most proprietary products?

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