Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Dell could offer Linux as an option !
- Zale Dowlen wrote:
>I am putting my money on that Dell does not offer Linux preinstalled at
> My money is on Suse due to Novell's recent contract with the devil.
all. The most they might do is sell you one with no OS installed.
- DELL has for a while now offered *NIX as an option on server
deployments. I am not sure i see the point in offereing a barebone
system with the disk to install yourself, surely they would want to
make money on spending the time to customize (DELL-amize?) the
installation. As they do now with MS.
At any rate, they will want to profit from it, so they will probably
buy into several different (as stated before SuSE, Mandriva,
RH...etc.) distros as a reseller.
Personally, what is the point? Most of us that use LINUX on a daily
basis now, either buy a barebone, or build our own, then install our
choice distro....furthering the "freedom" of choice. I don't see it
going too well, as most of DELLs' money come from people buying
machines for enterprise level rollouts with pre installed versions of
MS, and using sysprep...but... who knows... its all about the $$ for
them. I have personally bought several servers with SLES for clients
and turned them on to the security of the backbone, and stability of
the enterprise level serves... desktops though... MS has the world
wraped in its simplicity.. and sadly we are the minority...
thats my $1.25
--- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Jeanette <russoje@...> wrote:
> Zale Dowlen wrote:
> > My money is on Suse due to Novell's recent contract with the devil.
> I am putting my money on that Dell does not offer Linux preinstalled at
> all. The most they might do is sell you one with no OS installed.
- Actually, Dell has been offering Linux (Red Hat, in fact) as an option on
both desktops and laptops, within certain sectors, for a good number of
years now (at least 10, that *I* know of) ... when the company I used to
work for was taken over by an American company (I'm British, btw), and
we started getting new PC's in through our corporate agreement, we were
given the option of Windows 9x, Windows NT, or Red Hat Linux - this was
on desktops and laptops. Sadly, corporate policy was to go with NT. Sad.
> DELL has for a while now offered *NIX as an option on server