A rant on Dell and linux/ubuntu

Jay Hutfles jayhutfles at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 07:38:14 CDT 2009


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On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 7:34 AM, Art Alexion <art at rhd.org> wrote:

> No. It would never happen because 30% of Windows sales would also dry up.
>  Dell is a big supplier. MS needs them.  They need each other.
>
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> Art Alexion
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> To: Linux on Dell desktops and notebooks discussion <
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> Sent: Sat May 30 19:58:58 2009
> Subject: Re: A rant on Dell and linux/ubuntu
>
> On 30/05/09 05:22, Art Alexion wrote:
>
>        On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 14:20 -0400, Shawn Maggard wrote:
>
>
>                Let's face it, if M$ told Dell to stop shipping systems with
> Linux or
>                we will cut you off... what would happen?
>
>
>
>        Wait.  If this was "Mom and Pop Computers" manufacturing in the
> garage,
>        MS could threaten to cut them off.  But what effect would it have on
> MS'
>        bottom line if Dell was to stop shipping windows?
>
>
>
>
> 99% of Dells sales would disappear overnight and the company would fold.
>
> The 'average' person (and most of Dell corporate accounts) would simply
> stop buying their machines.
>
>  At my work, we are not allowed to order machines with no windows license
> even if we have no intention of using it. The leasing company has stipulated
> that all machines MUST have a windows license sticker on them so they can
> see them end of lease with an OS on them. (And we have a lot of desktop
> Linux users, Unix labs, etc)
>
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