2007-05-24 17:24 - Tech
So, Dell started selling their machines with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed today. Sounds nifty on the surface. After all, Linux is free, while Windows costs somewhere around $100-$200, so the Linux machines should be way cheaper, right?
De-selecting every optional purchase on the Linux machine (just buying no monitor, nothing else can be removed or downgraded) brings it down to $409. Which is actually a bit more fair; the truly bottom E530 model I linked above for Windows comes with no monitory by default. But still, that's $50 more. So, you're telling me that Windows costs negative fifty dollars? I find that difficult to swallow.