[color=black]Linux: Dell Releases First Consumer Product with Mandriva[/color][color=black] [/color] [color=black] [/color] Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Saturday September 17, @04:06PM from the maybe-they-do-have-a-soul dept. WindozeSux writes "Dell Laptops(Latitude 110L) are now shipping with Mandriva Linux pre-installed. Mandriva says this represents a milestone to make Linux more available to consumers. From the article:"This product shows the world that Mandriva is today ready for the consumer market. We've been developing products for the corporate and enthusiast markets for years. Addressing the needs of the consumer market is a different challenge, because it is all the more difficult, as you don't have a system admin or professional technician at home", said François Bancilhon, Mandriva CEO"
http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/17/1539212&tid=147&tid=184 It might be Mandriva but least its Linux. Dell wow just wow, never thought they would ever use Linux, thought they were windows bed buddy.
Good stuff! I did see an Acer desktop with SuSE Linux preloaded a little while back, but I can't find the link now :(
Great, but I wish it wasn't Mandriva. I reckon Xandros is the most user-friendly and pretty powerful, which I think Dell are looking for...
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23rd September 2004
Well, i have absolutely no knowledge about linux...but anything could help Dell. Good stuff. :thumbsup:
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27th January 2004
That's awesome! A sure step in the right direction.
Heck, dell may actually be good now! Cheaper too since some distros are free. As soon as I get more HD space I want to try linux out.
There are many versions of Linux. Some are free and some aren't, but the majority of them are free. Usually the premium packages are just the free packages with some expensive software bundled with it...