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05.13.09

Dell’s Windows Mindset

Posted in Dell, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 6:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Dell sells Microsoft Ubuntu

Here we go, again. Dell’s configurator displays something bizarre, as the screenshots below show.

Dell Inspiron

Microsoft Ubuntu

Does the “Microsoft” part refer to Microsoft Linux tax?

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7 Comments

  1. Kitkat said,

    May 13, 2009 at 6:53 am

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    Its probably just a stupid decision to hard code the Microsoft Operating System tag as they only expected to include those but now Ubuntu is popular and they are supporting it , they have probably forgotten about their hard coded program. Or maybe it is too hard to change the coding until the next revision.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Indeed. But that would be as tactless as a restaurant putting beverages under the “Coca Cola drinks:” heading.

  2. Doug said,

    May 13, 2009 at 7:04 am

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    > Its probably just a stupid decision to hard code the Microsoft Operating System tag

    I doubt it’s a mistake, given the history of MS and its relentless attempt to totally own mindshare. Similarly with Microsoft ‘open source’ and them turning up at Open Source conferences to ‘explain’ what ‘open source’ should be :)

    Google results 1 – 10 of about 385,000 for “microsoft open source”

  3. zelrik said,

    May 13, 2009 at 8:54 am

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    I think you guys think too hard. It might just be Dell being fucking idiots, which wouldnt surprise me at all. By the way there are much better OEM’s for Linux as shown here : http://wiki.club-ubuntu.org/index.php/Category:Linux_Computers

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I am still trying to figure out what Dell did with Microsoft regarding GNU/Linux. Maybe we should make a formal query.

    Gentoo User Reply:

    “I think you guys think too hard.”

    Heh, quite the opposite actually. Obviously.

  4. XfX said,

    May 27, 2009 at 7:40 am

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    That’s just a mistake, better do something usefull than sitting all the day in the front of the Monitor looking for things to hate Microsoft for.

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