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Submission + - No Wine for Dell's Prebundled Linux Machines

UCSF Geek writes: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, does not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to Windows. As such, Dell will not include open-source software such as Wine, which lets users run Windows programs on Linux, with the PCs it plans to bundle with Ubuntu, he tells eWeek here(http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2125848, 00.asp). He goes on to say that "while Linux is an alternative to Windows, it is not cheap Windows. Linux has its own strengths, and users should want it because of those strengths and not because it's a cheap copy of Windows."

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