Dell “dumps” Ubuntu: The Linux sell-out???

28May07

Okay I thought it would happen and they did do it. Dell basicly dumped Ubuntu in a way. They put it on the website and made it look like its only for the technic guys and the geeks and the whatsoevers… and its not even really integrated in the real website but in an extra part of it including a special WARNING message… Linux is coming… be afraid.

The worst thing that comes into the game too is that Mark Shuttleworth is now getting the credit for being a Linux hero? Well he was the guy who took some money and pulled together an acceptabel distro that worked pretty well out of the box. WHAT CAN’T MONEY BUY??? He is the same sellout as Apple. The iPhone the unexpected expected super-mobile-phone!? Both of them just put the things together people like you and me were saying for years and the are now starting to make money of it! I hope Mark will put it back into the community. The person who should really get some credit is Linus Torvalds and other people maybe around the GNOME team and so on. Mark did play a role but a well paid one.

I know a very critical way to look upon these things but thats the way I look upon this deal. Another one of the downsides of this deal is that, right now, it’s USA-only which totally sucks! I heard this argument all around the web already but I will repeat it: Europe is the part of the world where Ubuntu has its origins so an intelligent business man would sell it were it already is having a great audience… well done Dell. Well done Mark.

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4 Responses to “Dell “dumps” Ubuntu: The Linux sell-out???”

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    with other firms ( acer, HP compaq) offering freedos/ linux…. dell is losing out much market share….. they are poor planners i say,,,

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