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Re: Dell Linux blog -- Bull! This is just unexplainable!
On Sun, 2004-02-08 at 08:29, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> There's an announcement on /. this morning about a new Linux blog put up
> by Dell's Linux engineers. http://linux.dell.com/blog
> Dell has been a strong supporter of Linux (primarily Red Hat) on its
> servers for quite a while. For about a year they tried to sell PCs with
> Linux instead of Windows, but that flopped (no Microsoft conspiracy
Bull! I was in the middle of it!
Even Spencer F. Katt reported on it in PCWeek (now eWeek)!
When Dell repeatedly told my engineers that they could buy the Linux
desktop systems with _only_ 128MB of RAM (when the _exact_same_ Windows
install was available with 768-1,536MB) and the _slowest_ CPUs, that was
"someone pushing buttons."
Now Doc, if someone at Dell has a "Good Explaintion" for this, then I'm
open. But from what I heard from Intel engineers at the time (I was
working in the semiconductor industry), it was Microsoft's foul play.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- Engineer, Technologist, School Teacher
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