On 2007-02-28, troll Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ Richard Rasker ] on Wednesday 28 February 2007 21:14 \__
>> Op Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:47:41 -0800, schreef The Ghost In The Machine:
>>> DELL HAS DASHED the hopes of Open Saucers who wanted the maker of
>>> tin is to install the operating system in some of its computers.
>>> (Open Saucers?)
>>> Open saucers hopes were raised when Dell posted a note on its online
>>> suggestion box, IdeaStorm Web site saying it was â??listening to its
>>> customersâ?? and certifying three of its corporate hardware lines --
>>> OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks and Dell Precision
>>> workstations -- for use with Novell SUSE Linux.
>>> Dell issued a statement today saying that it was not even close to
>>> installing the OS into any of its product ranges and that certifying
>>> the hardware for being ready to work with Novell SUSE Linux, was not
>>> the same thing.
>> I guess mr. Dell got a "Dear Michael" letter from Steve ...
> And who didn't see that coming? It always happens.
I didn't. It seemed quite a genuine effort and then Dell passed S|-|IT.
The only way Linux can enter the desktop market with strength is through
a strong computer manufacturer/distributor. Baboons screaming around
and spamming this newsgroup is not going to help any. Neither will the
childish links (below) help. Had there been just a couple distributions
of Linux, it would have been so much better. But oh well.
University of Manchester students flocked at Currys to get Vista loaded
laptops. These were azoles that talked about Linux till yesterday and today
they use bloody Vista. Did you notice how many dicks around you are
> Did Microsoft want to 'whack' Dell over its Linux dealings?
> Dell's secret Linux fling
> Microsoft 'killed Dell Linux' - States
> Meanwhile we discovered that Bill Gates sold over $3 billion worth of MSFT
> stock. Without Dell chokehold, they would be nothing.
> The same goes to H-P...
> Microsoft dirty tricks, part two (Bob Cringely)
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| "So the outside vendor was Hewlett-Packard, one of Microsoft's
>| hardware OEMs, which is to say Microsoft's bitch.
> French consumer protectionists are demanding PCs without preinstalled
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| The consumer protectionists of the French organization UFC-Que Choisir
>| are demanding of the IT group Hewlett-Packard and the vendors Auchan
>| and Darty that they offer PCs without preinstalled software.