BREAKING: Michael Dell drops Linux February 1, 2008Posted by rjdohnert in 1.
Well, since the Ubuntu launch Mike has upgraded that system to a newer model the Dell Precision M6300 which runs Windows XP x64 edition. Now my question is this, why didnt he install Ubuntu? Surely Ubuntu is just as good as Windows as he has his marketing team claim, right? No. But the fact remains not one Ubuntu machine remains in his heart or in his home office. So what happened? Its called marketing people. He reached out that olive branch to the Linux community and in Charlton Heston fashion was like, ” I understand you, I am a Linux user like all of you.” When in reality has he heard of Ubuntu, I don’t doubt it and I’m sure he moved the mouse around on the screen and even took it with him on his dinner trip with Mark Shuttleworth. But has he ever used the system? probably not. Has he ever seen or fixed the damage done by installing a faulty x server update? probably not, has he ever tried to take an off the shelf piece of hardware and attempt to install it in Ubuntu? Probably not.
Prime example of marketing at its best. My only question though, if Ubuntu is just as good as Windows and Michael Dell wants people to use Ubuntu and buy the machines from Dell why doesn’t he lead by example and use Ubuntu?