[clug-talk] News & Views: Save Vista By Open SOurcing It
aprestn5 at telus.net
Wed May 10 21:16:25 PDT 2006
On Wednesday May 10 2006 01:21 pm, Nick Wiltshire wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 May 2006 1:01 pm, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > I have to agree - this might happen some day. When Hell freezes over!!
> > Seriously, Microsoft has no reason to it. The Microsoft fanboys will
> > still purchase Windows no matter how insecure or unstable it is.
> > Because, to alot of them, Linux just screams "HARDDD!!!" and they
> > don't want to take the time to learn it. Does this guy honestly think
> > Bill Gates is just gonna open source it? Man...
> I agree. Except it's not the fanboys, it's people who buy a magic box with
> a pre-loaded OS. They are the reason for MS's huge cash flow. If Dell was
> to start shipping -and advertising- boxes pre-loaded with Linux, it would
> be interesting, but I'll withhold prediction. Lets say it would help.
Funny you should say that....... According Linux Format. May 2006, page 8
article: "Dell Does Linux" Dell is going to start shipping several machines
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation pre-installed (models 670n, 470n
and 380n). How much advertising they're going to do remains to be seen.
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