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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RE[6]: Outstanding!
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 1st May 2007 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Outstanding!"
Supreme Dragon
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2007-03-04

"A few glitches in Vista is simply not going to make people like this switch."

Everyone won't switch, but enough will to put a significant dent in the MS monopoly. I expect Linux to get at least 10% marketshare in the next few years.

"Based on my own experience, Linux does not stand a chance in the home market, and will, at best, be a niche competitor, much like OS X."

Apple is a niche competitor because they force you to buy a Mac, Linux can be used on any computer.

"Advertising is more important than most people think, and again, unless Linux gets a large advertising campaign like Apple's, the situation won't change."

Linux has been getting much publicity, especially since the release of Vista. Linux popularity will continue to increase.

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