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Old 24th May, 2007, 03:59 PM
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Dell Linux PCs go on sale Thursday

Dell to start shipping systems with Ubuntu installed:
http://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/content/view/2538/1/

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Old 24th May, 2007, 05:13 PM
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My boss got a Dell laptop last month. I'll ask if he had them install Linux on it or if he did it him self.
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Old 24th May, 2007, 07:29 PM
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Anyone know what percentage of laptops are currently run on Linux/MS/other?
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Old 25th May, 2007, 11:51 PM
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The saving, by opting for Linux instead of windows on a Dell box is $50.
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$50 Is $50.
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Old 26th May, 2007, 10:06 PM
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And a fraction of what the savings should be...where can you get Vista, XP or 2000 pro for $50?
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Old 26th May, 2007, 10:49 PM
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And a fraction of what the savings should be...where can you get Vista, XP or 2000 pro for $50?
$50 is likely to be how much a licence costs Dell. I can't see them paying people to opt for Linux instead.
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Old 26th May, 2007, 11:19 PM
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Maybe, but that seems awfully cheap to me...got any hard data on this Rob?
Anyone know what 1st tier computer companies pay for Vista?
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You can get an OEM copy from Newegg for $90. So Dell paying $50 sounds about right.
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Old 26th May, 2007, 11:53 PM
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That's one for you Robbie.":O}
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