Dell gives in to desktop Linux pressures

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Dell gives in to desktop Linux pressures

Dell has promised to add Linux desktop and notebook computers to its product line-up, its said on a company blog.

The announcement was short on details, but the posting promised additional information within the coming weeks.

Dell also will beef up support for the Linux kernel and open drivers for its computers, the posting said.

Dell followed up on the IdeaStorm posting with a in which it asked users what they would do on Linux computers. The survey attracted more than 100,000 respondents.

Dell currently only offers Linux bundled on servers and professional workstations. Buyers can purchase some desktop and Linux systems without any operating system and then install Linux, but Dell won't install it in its factories.
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