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Dell to sell Linux-loaded desktops and laptops

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Today, Dell announced that it will soon debut and begin selling a new line of Linux-loaded desktop and laptop computers.

A week ago, Dell launched its IdeaStorm Web site, allowing customers to make recommendations for future Dell products and offerings. So far, IdeaStorm has collected over 1,800 new product and service ideas and the Linux-loaded systems will be the first customer generated product release.

IdeaStorm was initiated by Michael Dell, CEO, on February 16th in an attempt to re-energize and spur development at the firm. One of the generated ideas suggested the Dell bring back a reasonable priced computer system that comes pre-loaded with Linux. The idea drew a lot of attention and Dell has subsequently announced its decision to launch their new series of desktops and laptops.

If you think about it, it all makes sense. Vista is incredibly “hardware-hungry” and the system requirements needed to run Vista in all its beauty do exceed what many can afford. Offering this new line of Linux-loaded systems is certainly an interesting move, which may help-out the firm down the road. Dell is currently going through some rough patches in term of both a lack of sales and in terms of its financial performance.

Written by markusw

February 26, 2007 at 1:16 pm

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