Liar Liar Pants on Fire!!!!
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
jlguallar at maduixa.net
Tue Mar 19 13:15:21 EST 2002
El dia Dimarts 19 Març 2002 11:28 am, no tenies res mes que fer i vas i
m'envies aquest mail:
> Something's not quite kosher here. If "Microsoft made Dell drop the line
> of computers shipped with Linux installed" and Dell "disbanded its Linux
> business unit, laid off the head of the unit and dispersed the talent,"
> then why is Dell still offering its full line of computers, from laptops
> via desktops to servers, with Linux, including Red Hat 7.2, factory
> installed? I looked at Dell's web site today and found the following:
> and more specifically
> which states:
Yes. It is not kosher at all.
I've been browsing the site. And, although it says that you can get Linux for
those procducts, you cannot get a Linux Dell.
Select one of the options (desktop, laptops.... whatever) and choose one of
the "supported with Linux" products: Inspiron, Optiplex, Dimension ...
Then, select one model, form factor, ... and customize it: You can get it with
any windows from Windows98SE to WindowsXP Professional. But it is impossible
to adquire it without Windows and with Linux.
In short: They have kept the webpage where you were able to go and choose
Linux+Dell . But they have closed the availability of Dell products.
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, QA-Test Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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