A lot of you got pretty excited last week when we posted news that Dell would be shipping laptops with Linux preinstalled. As it turns out, that is not the case…at least in the foreseeable future. Bummer.
Although Dell is dancing around the idea of reintroducing Linux desktops and notebooks, the computer maker said it won't make a move until one of the competing flavors of Linux emerges as a business favorite. Dell now maintains that it doesn't want to pick one Linux distribution and alienate users with a preference for another.