argues that selling Linux-installed systems is not as
easy a thing for Dell to do as one might expect. "Cost savings also
come directly from Microsoft and Intel in the form of discounts and
cooperative advertising support for the use of logos, and so on. These
schemes don't exist for Linux. But will the tens of thousands of Linux
supporters 'Digging' the idea on IdeaStorm ever turn into paying customers?
I can't speak for Dell on this, but I suspect very few will. Worse, those
few are mostly the sort of buyer no-one really wants.
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