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"Dell's Open Source Desktop Systems"
Posted by News-Bot on November 11th 2005



A major hurdle preventing the growth of Linux with non-professional users has been installation the operating system and dealing with the resultant compatibility issues. An ideal solution to this would be a major manufa cturer which is willing to sell computers with Linux preinstalled. This would not only make it easy for users to buy a computer and have Linux run ning after simply plugging it in, but it would theoretically allow the man ufacturer to lower the cost of a computer because software licensing costs could be minimized. Dell is not the first company to take the Linux plu nge, but given their size and the outspoken statements from Michael Dell, their

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