Dell's OfficeWorks retail deal: No Linux yet, XP to come

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| Williams did confirm that Dell has been looking closely at providing a Linux
| operating system on its consumer range of PCs and laptops, and will continue
| to consider it based upon customer feedback and its success in other
| countries.
|
| "No we don't have a time frame at this stage, but it has been successful [in
| other markets]," he said.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...532361&rid=-50


Last month:

Dell to expand Linux laptop & PC push

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| In interviews at Dell's Parmer campus north of Austin last week, four Dell
| representatives said sales of the Ubuntu Linux-loaded machines are
| encouraging, and the company plans to expand the fledgling programme to new
| computer models and markets. *
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http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=12728


A year later, sales of Linux on Dell computers continue to grow

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| Sales figures not released, but program is thriving, Dell says
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...intsrc=hm_list


Recent:

Linux faithful see ray of light shining on client OS

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| “There is a huge market of people who can start out with Linux [and you don’t
| have to try] to get them to switch from Windows,” says John Hull, manager of
| the Linux engineering team at Dell. “And a lot of the opportunity is going to
| be in developing markets.” * *
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/041008-linux.html