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Dell readies small, cheap computer for small biz

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| Speaking of the Mini 9, while Dell did begin offering the cheaper, Linux
| version of the SCC earlier this month, readers report it's still taking the
| company around two weeks to ship orders. To be fair, the company warns buyers
| of the XP model that they face the same waiting period for their machines
| too.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10...es_vostro_a90/

A lot of businesses wipe the existing installation (Windows) or turn it into a
VM guest, so Linux preinstalls are just a small part of the overall picture.


Recent:

Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent

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| Microsoft is still be shipped with 93 per cent of all PCs sold through
| distribution in the UK, according to Context.
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| Yet Linux has nevertheless made an impressive gain.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ocket-per-cent


Gameloft Moves 1,000 Desktops to Ubuntu Linux

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| “It’s been a pretty big deployment, well over 1000 desktops and it’s been a
| huge success,” crows the source. “Ubuntu does the same job [as Windows] for
| zero cash. The most painful thing about the change over was moving to
| Thunderbird from Outlook. No one has batted an eyelid about moving to Gnome.”
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/03/...-ubuntu-linux/
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