Dell Offering Linux Preloads Again?
March 31, 2005 Leave a comment
It appears that Dell is once again offering workstations preloaded with Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS to be exact). A major manufacturer selling Linux workstations is something that has been sorely needed, and hopefully once one major manufacturer starts others will follow. It's easy to be a bit skeptical here though. If you recall, shortly after Michael Dell gave the keynote at the 2000 LinuxWorld, Dell pulled all Linux workstations from their site. Some speculated that it was due to pressure from Microsoft, as kickbacks and spifs from MSFT is where Dell generates a lot of its cash. Here's hoping that this is for real and that other PC makes follow suit.