Linux desktop needs PC hardware vendor support

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Despite great strides being made in recent months by numerous desktop-oriented Linux distributions, a fundamental flaw remains: a lack of real support from major PC makers. Now, the big vendors will say nice things about Linux. Some of them, like Dell, even sort of offer a Linux desktop.

What Dell actually wants, though, is to sell you an overpriced, underpowered Dell Dimension PC with an empty hard drive, a copy of the obscure, open-source FreeDOS operating system, and no support for Linux.

Such a deal!

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