Which Linux will Dell offer?

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I've been following the story of Dell preparing to sell Linux on its business and consumer computer lines so closely that if we were cars and they came to a sudden stop, I'd crash into them. Despite that, I still don't know what Linux, or Linuxes, they'll choose.

Darn it.

Here, for what it's worth, are my best guesses on what Dell will be doing with its pre-installed desktop Linux plans.

First, it is going to be soon. Really soon. I expect the announcement before the end of April. After all, Dell began running Dell Linux desktop ads in late March.

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I for one...

... would be completely surprised if they offer Ubuntu as their distro as choice. It would just be... so unexpected.

re: I for one...

I don't know, I was thinking Novell or openSUSE until that whole Michael Dell Ubuntu thing hit the fan. I wouldn't be surprised to see it now. Ubuntu does offer support too. Naw, I wouldn't be surprised.

re: I for one...

i would be disappointed.

re: I for one...

I think Dell/Ubuntu is a perfect match. Both cater to the mentally challenged crowd so I say "up the voltage".

Besides, with Dell's number one support technique being "do you have the factory restore disk handy" does it really matter what Linux flavor they pick?

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