Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Feb 2006 13:06 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "Is Dell is on its way to becoming the first tier-one PC vendor to offer a mainstream business Linux desktop to US customers? It's starting to look that way. Dell has started advertising a trio of affordable workstations with RHEL WS 4 preinstalled."
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A foot in the door
by Jon Dough on Sat 25th Feb 2006 13:44 UTC
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From the article:

"...Dell has always been willing to pre-load Linux on desktops to large-volume customers who asked for it..."

Makes sense to me. Dell is a hardware company, and they deal in what sells. They aren't interested in one-off sales; that costs too much. But ask for 1,000 or 2,000 computers with a specific configuration of hardware & software, and that's a different story. Dell can make money on that kind of volume.

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