[olug] Please Dell, prove me wrong.
dekauff at cox.net
Wed May 2 00:12:04 UTC 2007
<tongue in cheek>
I have a somewhat whimsical response to this whole thing -- If it's
better then shouldn't it cost more? I mean, isn't that what many US
</tongue in cheek>
Yes, I hear what you are saying, Rob. It just struck me as kind of funny
if you look at it this way.
On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 13:44 -0500, Rob Townley wrote:
> Dell bought AlienWare - consumer machines but on the pricey side. Even
> before that, Dell sold some very expensive machines under their consumer
> i am preparing myself for the worst. Several months ago, i priced the
> redhat workstations and found them to be the same price to hundreds of
> dollars more than a as-close-as-possible workstation running windows xp
> pro. Maybe that changed.
> i hope i am proved wrong.
> On 5/1/07, Bill Brush <bbrush at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From my reading it says specifically that it will be on consumer
> > models (which in Dell-speak means not on the Precision or business
> > lines.)
> > 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
> > Precision.)
> > The IdeaStorm site has some good info.
> > http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/ideastorm/ideasinaction
> > 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.
> > Bill
> > 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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