Mr. Dell opens up about Desktop Linux: "So, what would it take though to get Dell to offer fully-supported Linux on its complete line of desktops?
Dell replied, 'We love Linux, and we're doing our best to support the Linux community. We see lots of opportunity there. If the Linux desktops could converge at their cores, such a common platform would make it easier to support. Or, if there was a leading or highly preferred version that a majority of users would want, we'd preload it.'
In the end, 'we see [the Linux desktop] as a customer-driven activity. If customers want it, well, Dell will give it to them.'
One company has not played a role in Dell's Linux decisions. 'Microsoft has not talked to us about Linux. If they did, I wouldn't care. It's none of their business,' concluded Dell. "