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http://software.newsforge.com/articl.../2326214&tid=2 As of now, one can buy a Dell desktop with pre-installed Linux through its Italian channel partner Questar. The particular model is a Dell Optiplex 170L mini-tower system running ...
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    Dell's new Linux desktop in the US (kind of)


    http://software.newsforge.com/articl.../2326214&tid=2

    As of now, one can buy a Dell desktop with pre-installed Linux through its Italian channel partner Questar. The particular model is a Dell Optiplex 170L mini-tower system running the Linspire 4.5 distribution and bundled with three years of Dell's Gold tech support plus one free year of Linspire's CNR software catalog.

    You can't order it through Dell's regular U.S. Web site or through any of Dell's U.S. retail channels. But you can still order it. It may take a little longer to get it delivered, and you may have a few extra fees to pay, but you can get one. Dell is handling distribution to anywhere in the world from its plant in Ireland, Linspire spokeswoman Ellie Sanchez told NewsForge.

    Dell is making two packages available: one with only the computer box, the other with a 15-inch LCD monitor. Both use a single Optiplex configuration equipped with a 2.4GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 256MB of 333MHz DDR SDRAM, integrated Intel Extreme graphics, a 40GB hard drive, 48x CD-ROM unit, and a 10/100Mbps Ethernet card. They are pre-installed with OpenOffice, and one can choose either English or Italian language installations. Without the monitor, it costs 469 (315/$576); 749 (503/$920) with the LCD panel.
    At least it's a start.

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    OK, so maybe I should wait a little while before posting the first article that I see until I have confirmation that it's corect.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07...ll_vs_questar/

    Dell today distanced itself from system builder Questar's announcement yesterday that it is offering Linux-based Dell-manufactured desktop systems - and doing so with the PC giant's approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan5
    OK, so maybe I should wait a little while before posting the first article that I see until I have confirmation that it's corect.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07...ll_vs_questar/

    Dell today distanced itself from system builder Questar's announcement yesterday that it is offering Linux-based Dell-manufactured desktop systems - and doing so with the PC giant's approval.
    I heard the rumors too...

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