5647Re: Dell cancelling Linux on desktop and laptop systems.
- Aug 3, 2001Oh, I agree. When I bought mine I struggled with the decision to
purchase with Windows ME. I wanted RH Linux but the configurations
they offered were with SXGA panels and I wanted a UXGA. They said
they wouldn't sell me it with Linux - their engineers hadn't tested
it yet. I ended up purchasing with Windows ME used FIPS to shrink
the ME partition up to 2 gig, saved the S2D partition as is, and the
rest of the 32 meg is now Mandrake 8.0. I never use the ME.
Dell saying that Linux doesn't sell is stupid. They did everything
they could to shoot themselves in the foot. They gave the customer
the choice of crappy hardware with a great OS (Linux) or Great
hardware with a crappy OS (Windows). The customers made the correct
decision. The software can be changed much easier than the hardware,
I could've bought other hardware from a different manufacturer. To
be honest with you I bought ME from Dell because even though they
didn't offer the Linux configuration that I wanted. THEY AT LEAST
SUPPORTED LINUX ON THEIR HARDWARE! We vote with our wallets, right?
As far as Eazel failing (as some articles mention) Dell didn't
deliver the money. Pure and simple. They said they would support
Eazel but when it came time to deliver the funds they bailed. I like
Dell but I must say that I'm a little disappointed in their lack of
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