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Re: [vox] Dell halts sales of Ubuntu machines from their website
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Re: [vox] Dell halts sales of Ubuntu machines from their website

I installed Rosetta Stone 3.4.x under Wine over the weekend and it  
runs much better than it did under Windows.

Too bad about Dell. I like their machines.

On Aug 15, 2011, at 4:49 PM, Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> wrote:

> While Dell still works closely on making sure that Ubuntu runs on  
> their
> systems, they won't be selling them directly from their website. I
> discovered this today from the Dell Linux desktops mailing list.
> http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-desktops/2011-August/003874.html
> Some on the list are crying conspiracy, but I think as far as business
> goes, it wasn't a money maker for Dell.
> I have installed Linux on a few friends machines, and it works well,
> but when it comes to running the Windows app, which so many seem to
> need to do at some point, the linux machine falls flat. I have tried
> configuring friends with VirtualBox and it just hasn't cut it. So,
> there's System 76. Or just buy the Dell knowing it will work with
> Ubuntu.
> http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Dell
> Oh, and dell will still sell Ubuntu to certain business customers.
> I have been extremely happy with my Vostro v13 and Ubuntu. I was
> hoping much more for world domination. Oh well, another year for
> Linux on the desktop has come again. Maybe next year?
> brian
> -- 
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
> make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the  
> other
> way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious  
> deficiencies."
> Professor C. A. R. Hoare
> The 1980 Turing award lecture
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