First they start offering AMD processors and now Dell says they’re going to start selling consumer PCs with Linux installed:
Based on customer feedback Dell began soliciting last month, Dell said that top of mind among customers was that the company should begin offering Linux as an alternative to Windows on its personal computers, according to a posting on a company blog. Dell said it “has heard” what customers said and will act accordingly.
“We will expand our Linux support beyond our existing servers and Precision workstation line,” the company said on its IdeaStorm blog. “Our first step in this effort is offering Linux pre-installed on select desktop and notebook systems.”
It’ll be awhile before they’re available as Dell is going to have a lot of work to do to get themselves ready to support Linux based machines. From drivers to training their support staff it’s no small undertaking. It’ll be interesting to see how well this works out for them.