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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Dell Offers Open Source PC

Just this week Dell began to offer a PC called the E510n, which comes with no operating system installed. It comes with a blank hard drive and a copy of FreeDOS(an operating system). This PC was clearly aimed for the Open Source junkies, that would like to install something like Linux rather than Windows.

3 Comments:

At 2:31 PM, GuyFromChicago said...

Have you seen all the bull shit Dell installs on the Windows OS it ships with new PC's? For the love of god, takes 1/2 - 1 hour to remove all that shit.

I would prefer they ship PC's to me with blank hard drives and a Windows XP CD. I can install and configure a new PC faster that way vs. removing dozens of BS apps they install.

I make pick one of these up and give it a whirl:-)

 
At 6:03 PM, jeffrey said...

There is another catch too with wanting to put a non bastardized version of windows on a dell PC. If you try to use regular windows media with your purchased XP Key for your PC it will not work unless you use the OEM media (putting all that crap right back by default). What you need to do is to modify the CD so that it does not have the runonce or OEM folder (been a while since I did it, but enough info to figure it out if you need to). I never leave the OEM OS on a machine if I can make the choice.

 
At 8:38 AM, Pastyface said...

Well I guess dell isnt whole hearted after all ......

 

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