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Comment: Re:I'm so excited! (Score 1) 305

by x-vere (#18526891) Attached to: Linux Preinstalled Dell Available Soon
As cool as that sounds, you have to think in terms of profitability. Look at the top 10 from distrowatch.com
1 Ubuntu 2720>
2 openSUSE 2197
5 MEPIS 1178=
6 Mandriva 1030
8 Sabayon 863>
9 Damn Small 777=
10 Slackware 656
Can you imagine training your support staff on 10 distros? The only way this might work is if Dell warrantied the hardware and the software support you purchase comes from the distribution which may or may not have a support company behind it. Even still the countdown has not begun because you're looking at a crap load of work and investment to either organize the support or train your support staff.

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