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Re: Dell says all aboard for Linux PCs



jack wallen wrote:
On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 12:02 -0500, taharka wrote:

I'm sure you'll waste some, just as you would if you overlaid Fedora on
a box that came with Windows preinstalled. How much, who knows? Maybe
wait to see if/when Fedora/Ubuntu climb aboard, then compare prices? The
article states, they're the next distributions for consideration.

from what i understand, the same machine loaded with linux will cost
approximately $53.00 USD more than the same machine with Vista. i can't
quite figure that one out. anyone care to explain?
My guess is that they still have the OEM deal with MS that they pay a fee for *every* shipment regardless of what is actually shipped. So your bright new shiny Dell Linux box includes the cost of a Windows OS even when you don't get one.


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