Art Alexion on 14 Mar 2010 06:00:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Hardware, acquisition

On Saturday 13 March 2010 19:39:54 jim fisher wrote:

> On 3/13/10, Art Alexion <> wrote:
> > On Friday 12 March 2010 16:05:55 Conor Schaefer wrote:
> >> Not too sound like The Man, but Dell has been offering Ubuntu for years
> >> now, and I think buying a machine through them would very much be voting
> >> with dollars. Of course, I myself would rather buy from a dedicated
> >> Linux vendor such as System76, but if you're looking for familiar
> >> decent (i.e. not great, like System76 often has) hardware, then Dell is
> >> your place.
> > 
> > IIRC, Dell discontinued their Linux preinstalls.
> uh, no.
> =dhs

My mistake.  I scan the linux-desktops Dell list from time to time and that 
was the concern there a couple of months ago.

That said, why is Dell still selling notebooks with Ubuntu 9.04 when 9.10 has 
been out for 5 months and 10.04 will soon be released?  I can see selling 8.04 
because that is a long term supported release, but 9.04 has already gone 
through 11 of its 18 months of support.

My employer is also a Dell shop and they have been on my sh*t list lately.  I 
guess I am not in the mood for hearing anything positive about Dell these 
days.  ;-)

Art Alexion

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