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Re: Dell Linux Survey has Fedora as an option



hymno3 wrote:
Indeed, tiresome to see all the fanboys trying to impose what they feel
is "the best thing" as the standard for the yet-to-see Dell preloaded
Linux distro.

The nature of the survey almost guarantees that. It's very interesting to see Fedora as one of the three choices which is based on the earlier ideastorm user requests. Regardless of some of the comments Fedora remains very much relevant to a lot of folks.


In the end, to a lot of people it doesn't matter what Dell preloads
because they will install their own favourite distribution instead. Yet
much is, theoretically, at stake here. If people, especially those new
to Linux, try it out and buy such a Dell machine, and they like what
they see, they won't uninstall it.

Yes and perhaps more importantly if Fedora happens to be preloaded you can move over to anything you want without being struck on binary blobs.

Anyway, we all know it will be either Suse or Ubuntu, unless Red Hat is
going to subsidise Dell a little, which I don't think is their business
model. (?)

If you are talking about Fedora then subsidising on a Free software distribution doesn't make much sense. For OEM systems all vendors are willing to cut down rates to get better volumes.

Rahul


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