Here come the Dell Linux desktops, laptops http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8436091466.html
To me this is a HUGE step for getting Linux onto family computers. I’m fully aware that Linux is not for everyone, and many shoppers will stick with Windows (cool with me). The beauty of this is not only that people will have the option of purchasing a computer with Linux on it, but if sales are up, more OEMs will want/need to develop Linux drivers (or make hardware specs available to kernel hackers). How sexy is that?? If this is something that’s important to you, take a look at this article. We don’t have all of the details yet, but it’s certainly something to think about and look forward to.
Note: There are already vendors shipping computers with Linux pre-installed, take a look at http://www.system76.com/ (among others). I’ve heard nothing but good about System 76 and when I’m in the market for a new personal laptop, they are on my list of vendors to evaluate. I mention this because Dell won’t be the first vendor to make Linux available, but they will be the most well known.
I just wonder, how MS will attempt to punish Dell for this bold move. I personally believe that it’ll happen, I just wonder how public it will be. Time will tell, this is a great time to add some tech news sites to your RSS aggregator if they aren’t already there