Dell gives the go-ahead for Linux

Computer giant Dell will start to sell PCs preinstalled with open source Linux operating systems, the firm has said.
The second largest computer maker in the world said it had chosen to offer Linux in response to customer demand.

Earlier this year, 100,000 people took part in a Dell survey. More than 70% of respondents said they would use Linux.

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vidoardes4756d ago

At last! Someone has seen the light! Finally, joe public might see that there are actually alternatives to Microsoft Windows...

Rooted_Dust4756d ago

Now if only we could get Joe Developer to put something on it worth getting linux for.

hfaze4756d ago

1.1 - ....
"Now if only we could get Joe Developer to put something on it worth getting linux for."

As far as gaming, I would agree... There's only a handful of commercial games that have Linux native versions...

But as far as being a workstation... You've got Maya for Linux, as well as a BOATLOAD of development tools, music production tools (SuperCollider... 'Nuff said), and much more...

Not to mention, you've got Beryl, which TRUMPS any kind of eye-candy Windows or MacOS has to offer...

I've been using OpenSuSE as the primary OS on my laptop for close to a year now, and you couldn't convince me to go back to Windows...

BIadestarX4756d ago

Great news.. this sure will stop people from saying that microsoft is putting a gun on their head to use windows.

achira4756d ago

wow awesome news! dell this i nice work, and i think you can make profit with this.

Lex Luthor4756d ago

Can you play DX10 games on linux, i don't know, that's why i'm asking. I'm not being a smartass.

hfaze4756d ago

Nope... No DX10 games as of yet... The best thing to check into as far as playing Windows games on Linux is to check out Cedega

Now, once more game companies start putting out Linux native clients (Thanks ID Software and Epic!!!), things will start heating up as far as Linux gaming goes...

I'm getting better framerates with UT2004 for Linux than I do in Windows (admittedly, only around 5 or 6 FPS better, but it plays liquid smooth)

Loopy4756d ago

Hope they put KUbuntu distro, Edgy Eft :D

And you can pretty much do anything with it, even run Vista from inside Linux.

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