Dell customers want Linux

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Dell customers want Linux

Postby Lavene » 2007-02-20 06:41

Dell asks customers for ideas...
The most popular ideas? Preinstalled Linux and preinstalled OpenOffice.

Who said: "There is no demand for preinstalled Linux"?

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Postby Dargor » 2007-02-20 06:45

woot, ten points if they(dell)(and the rest of the world listen).
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Postby ghostdawg » 2007-02-20 06:59

"Dude, you're getting a Dell" :o
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Postby njkt » 2007-02-20 07:51

currently at: 29079 for pre-installed linux... yay?
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Re: Dell customers want Linux

Postby synux » 2007-02-20 09:25

Lavene wrote:Dell asks customers for ideas...
The most popular ideas? Preinstalled Linux and preinstalled OpenOffice.

Who said: "There is no demand for preinstalled Linux"?

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Postby Optional » 2007-02-20 10:01

How ironic. My Core 2 Duo Dell laptop arrives today. :)

It will have its Vista partition resized and be dual-booted with Debian. :lol:
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Postby Grifter » 2007-02-20 15:11

I don't think dell will offer any linux stuff seriously, they've tried before and got punished by ms, so they've learned their lesson well
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Postby hcgtv » 2007-02-20 17:20

Dell has always hinted to pre-installing Linux, there's the page, now it's gone type of thing.

I believe this is a reaction to the obvious slow adoption of Vista, nobody upgrading, no need for new equipment.

So let's start offering Linux, once again, but this time let's get it Digged, wonderful idea! ;)
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Postby synux » 2007-02-20 19:01

My local PC store used to offer SUSE Linux pre-installed for FREE on any custom built PC ordered through their website.., but now they have dropped it from the list of the available Operating Systems.. I don't know why they took it out from the list? :(
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Postby Stretch » 2007-03-05 07:44

Hey I guess that's something Dell and I have in common. We've both been flirting with Linux over the years. :)

Several years ago I found a small, out of the way corner of Dell's website that offered to sell a Dimension Desktop running Red Hat. I thought this was very cool at the time. Now, I think they still offer something comparable - the N series - with no OS installed and a copy of Freedos shipped with it. In fact, I suppose you could purchase a very nice, basic dell desktop and install Debian on it after you've wiped the Windows OS.

This article is a year old, but it reveals a little more on Michael Dell's view of Linux.

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3822185143.html
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Postby oswaldkelso » 2007-03-11 14:02

Stretch wrote: I think they still offer something comparable - the N series - with no OS installed and a copy of Freedos shipped with it. In fact, I suppose you could purchase a very nice, basic dell desktop and install Debian on it after you've wiped the Windows OS.



yes heres the link

http://www.dell.com/content/products/fe ... l=en&s=bsd
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Postby Pobega » 2007-03-11 14:08

oswaldkelso wrote:
Stretch wrote: I think they still offer something comparable - the N series - with no OS installed and a copy of Freedos shipped with it. In fact, I suppose you could purchase a very nice, basic dell desktop and install Debian on it after you've wiped the Windows OS.



yes heres the link

http://www.dell.com/content/products/fe ... l=en&s=bsd


Sorry if I'm wrong, but I remember reading about that on the Ubuntu forums some time ago and it turned out that the N Series without an OS costed more than a comparable PC with Windows. So in reality it'd be cheaper to just wipe Windows from your computer.
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Postby oswaldkelso » 2007-03-11 14:20

Pobega wrote:
oswaldkelso wrote:
Stretch wrote: I think they still offer something comparable - the N series - with no OS installed and a copy of Freedos shipped with it. In fact, I suppose you could purchase a very nice, basic dell desktop and install Debian on it after you've wiped the Windows OS.



yes heres the link

http://www.dell.com/content/products/fe ... l=en&s=bsd


Sorry if I'm wrong, but I remember reading about that on the Ubuntu forums some time ago and it turned out that the N Series without an OS costed more than a comparable PC with Windows. So in reality it'd be cheaper to just wipe Windows from your computer.


Thats why you should join my thread :wink:

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Postby garrincha » 2007-05-02 01:35

This is the 2nd top headline in the BBC News online technology section:

Dell to use Ubuntu on Linux PCs
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6610901.stm

As I suspected and no surprise to me. :)
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-05-02 01:43

Yea, it is offical - since late yesterday actually. :D
Should be interesting!
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