Dell leaves the UK behind on Linux

Kamath, John-Paul
June 2007
Computer Weekly;6/5/2007, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports the plan of Dell Computer Corp. to sell its personal computers with the Ubunto 7.04 Linux distribution in the U.S., but not to Great Britain. According to reports, the open source operating system will be available as a factory installed option for U.S. buyers, and that the company is formulating further Linux plans but has yet to confirm any similar offering in Great Britain The report mentions that in Great Britain, the firm only offers Linux factory installed on Precision workstations, which are typically used by engineers.


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