Dell have stopped selling laptop and desktop machines with Ubuntu preinstalled, but they say they aren't ditching the OS completely as its going to be offered via phone sales.
Dell spoke to PC Pro, and a spokesman said “we are currently making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as a result, they [the systems] are available through our phone-based sales only.” He also followed up with “the reason why they're not on our main pages is because Ubuntu systems are primarily targeted towards advanced users and enthusiasts, and the vast majority of consumers purchase PCs with Microsoft Windows pre-installed.”
PCMag have an interesting take on this story and they say that Dell have stated that users who ‘do not plan to use Microsoft Windows are moreinterested in open source programming'. Which seems like a rather foolish statement to make especially as there are around 12 million people worldwide running the operating system already.
KitGuru says: Dell making a good move or a bad move? Have you tried Ubuntu, rate it?