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Re: Dell Linux blog -- Bull! This is just unexplainable!
On Sun, 2004-02-08 at 13:00, Jonathan wrote:
> Doc, and others, as I recollect my experiences with buying The
> preloaded Dell, I have to say that I think Bryan is right. Certainly
> there is a powerful motive for Microsoft to do everything it can to
> discredit Linux.
The Dell issue was worse than that. Microsoft wanted to prove that no
one wanted to be pre-installed Linux systems, so they made them
undesireable as possible. It worked.
Again, the statements on Microsoft and Dell _are_ gossip -- but one I
happen to believe based on my sources.
But the reality *IS* that this *DID* happen, with Dell selling the most
*POORLY* configured PCs possible. They did it because the #1 buyer were
engineers looking for high-RAM/CPU PCs at the time.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. -- Engineer, Technologist, School Teacher
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