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[K12OSN] Re: OT: Dell and Ubuntu Deal



On Wed, 2 May 2007 09:36:49 -0400, Timothy Hart wrote
> Link to Dell itself. Very interesting indeed.
> 
> http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/unbuntu?c=us&cs=19&l=en&;

Very exciting.  I hope the word spreads so that Linux users start buying from them. 
Dell will support it and will also sell support from Canonical with it if desired.  I
recommend and resell Dell wherever possible because of good prices and great support.  I
have just been let down by the support with Linux at a user level.  This could make it
easy for me to get a name brand desktop with a supported Linux (not to mention a great
linux distro) into the hands of consumers.  But this needs to have some good sales
numbers before they offer it widespread, say into laptops and higher end desktops.  

I hope this also moves into the server end.  I would really like to be able to buy a
pre-configured Ubuntu LAMP or Ubuntu Email server from Dell.  I could see Ubuntu being
able to offer such things through them where as other OS's can't.  This could get
interesting.

If nothing else it may make Dell more aware of choosing Linux compatible hardware and
vendors that are open to producing Linux drivers.

It seems that most other vendors that support Linux 100% charge extra for the hardware.
 But if I buy cheaper hardware say from Dell, I am holding my breath that everything is
compatible.  This could end up being win win for me, cheap hardware plus compatibility.

I've got my fingers crossed.

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