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Linux Business

Submission + - Is Linux on Dell a Pipe Dream?

Neutrino Linguino writes: "With all the buzz surrounding Dell Linux systems for the Desktop recently, the real issue at hand has seen little, if any, coverage... What would it cost for an OEM to ship Linux to the home-user? The answer is rather surprising, and deals with Crapware Profits, the Microsoft Tax, Support Costs, and other issues.

Simply put, to cater to the lowest common denominator [the average joe], it would cost the OEM a lot more to ship Linux over Windows."

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal

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