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Re: [opensuse] Dell Opens a Poll On Linux Options
  • From: "Adam Williams" <adamtaunowilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 14:49:43 -0400
  • Message-id: <4ed4d43b0703141149m67298176i7139080952b36c5a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"In response to overwhelming user demand for Linux, Dell has posted a survey
on a company blog that asks 'PC users to choose between Linux flavors such as
Novell and openSUSE".  More at:
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/linux

Of course Dell is smart enough to realize that web polls are worth a
pile of something warm and stinky.... but anything that will draw
people to their site is worth doing.

If you don't have a legitimate interest/intention in buying a Dell
with Linux preloaded then you shouldn't vote in the survey;  a stuffed
ballot box is obvious to anyone.  Which I think explains:
"overwhelming user demand for Linux" in the first place,  but... it
got them an appearance on Slashdot.  Score one for the Dell marketing
department.

I'm not going to vote because (a) I'm never going to buy a Dell and
(b) I don't care what OS comes preloaded since I'm going to wipe it
anyway and reinstall.  Anyone who matches (a)  *or* (b) should also
refrain from voting.

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Adam Tauno Williams
Consultant - http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com
Developer - http://www.opengroupware.org/
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