Dell backpedals on its statement earlier this week to release a pre-loaded Linux desktop. The computer maker says it wont make a decision until one Linux flavor will become a business favorite. Dell added they don’t want to alienate other Linux flavors. Weak excuse. Translation. It will never happen. Open software thrives on offshoot developments which defines the existence of Linux. For Dell to ask a hesitant corporate world to pick a clear business Linux winner is a no-win situation. Let’s be clear, money is the motivating reason behind corporate decisions. It’s safe to say Microsoft was involved in this decision — by being itself, an Operating System monopoly. Whether it was directly or indirectly involved, that is another matter for discussion.
Archives for February 2007
Sweet, it’s about time. What distro will it be? Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo or Debian. I have a feeling it will be Novell’s Suse since Dell has a partnership with them, but anything can happen. Personally, I prefer Fedora. So, send in your request. The push behind Linux was a result of an online suggestion box by Dell called Ideastorm where 88,000 requests were placed for an alternate OS. Dell listened.