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Dell will not include open-source software such as Wine, which lets users run Windows programs on Linux, with the PCs it plans to bundle with Ubuntu Linux, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu and its commercial sponsor Canonical, said May 3.

 

"I do not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to Windows," Shuttleworth said in an interview with eWEEK following the May 1 announcement that Dell plans to preload Ubuntu on some consumer machines...

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"I do not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to Windows,"
:blink:

 

but...that's what it is...:unsure:

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Maybe you and M. Shuttleworth are using different meanings of the word "cheap".

 

cheap = inexpensive

OR

cheap = crappy

 

Or, also possible, M. Shuttleworth worded it badly (or got translated badly) and meant:

"I do not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to copy of Windows,"

 

:blink:

 

but...that's what it is...:unsure:

Edited by Darkelve

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Guest Ernie
"I do not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to Windows,"

but...that's what it is...

I have to disagree. There is nothing cheap or alternative about Linux. It is a superior replacement, an upgrade if you will :).

Edited by Ernie

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I was obviously thinking cheap as in cost. Might not have been what he meant, but it's what I took it to mean.

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