[olug] Please Dell, prove me wrong.

Bill Brush bbrush at gmail.com
Tue May 1 17:50:08 UTC 2007

>From my reading it says specifically that it will be on consumer
models (which in Dell-speak means not on the Precision or business

Pricing hasn't been announced, but since Dell competes mainly on price
I would expect it to be around $200 less than a similar model with
Windows (which is what you save by getting RH instead of MS on a

The IdeaStorm site has some good info.

Let's have a little optimism, the fact that they're going to make it
available to consumers pre-installed is pretty big.  Like the ZDnet
article says, "Dell typically doesn't do stuff if they don't think
they're going to get enough volume to justify it"

I've been waiting for this to break so I can buy a new PC.  I'm glad
it finally did.  I just hope I like the model they offer it on,
otherwise I'll be getting RH on a Precision 390.


On 5/1/07, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dell will try again to offer Linux (Ubuntu Feisty Fawn) on the desktop.  i
> would like to get my hopes up and certainly hope it works out, but i see
> trouble:
> -They will only sell Linux machines in the US market
> -They usually seem to add hundreds of dollars to the price of the machine
> -They may only sell it on very very high end machines, not less expensive
> consumer class machines.
> Hope i am wrong.


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