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Open Source and Dell
Posted by: iangoodman (User rank: Geek. IP Logged)
Date: Monday, 02-Apr-2007, 19:34:04

According to the BBC "Computer giant Dell will start to sell PCs preinstalled with open source Linux operating systems, the firm has said."

This is an intresting decvelopment that could have a knock on effect for other computer suppliers in the coming months and years.

If you want more information on Open Source software have a look at the Knowledgebase article "Open Source is on the map" -

Will be interesting to see how this develops over the coming months.


Re: Open Source and Dell
Posted by: SimonP (User rank: Newbie. IP Logged)
Date: Monday, 02-Apr-2007, 19:34:04

Dell also seem reasonably helpful if you apply for a refund on a unused pre-installed version of Windows. This is from LinuxFormat:

"A Linux user in Germany, after buying a new Dell PC, managed to get not just a refund for his unused copy of Windows Vista - but also for his unused copy of Microsoft Works! And even more impressively, it only took two emails, considerably quicker than previous attempts to get Windows refunds."

For more info go to:

I've not done this myself, but if you're going to try make sure you have documentation of each stage. For example, take photos of declining the licence, etc.

Re: Open Source and Dell
Posted by: RichardDC (User rank: Newbie. IP Logged)
Date: Friday, 24-Aug-2012, 14:55:27

Ive known dell to always pack on a load of software. It actualy ends up hindering the performance I find. A company I work at sells dell gear at without any software and the performance is miles better.

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 24/08/12 14:56 by RichardDC.

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