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Dell may sell PCs with Linux instead of Windows

Dell is considering offering Linux as an alternative OS to Microsoft’s Windows on its PCs, reports Reuters.

Dell is considering offering Linux as an alternative OS to Microsoft’s Windows on its PCs, reports Reuters.

Dell said it had received more than 100,000 customer requests for Linux in a "suggestion box" posted on its website less than three weeks ago.

“We are listening to what customers are saying about Linux and taking it into consideration,” Dell spokesman David Lord told Reuters. “We are going forward. Stay tuned,” said Lord.

The second most popular request in the suggestion box, after Linux, reports Reuters, is for the bundling of OpenOffice on Dell PCs.

OpenOffice, like Linux, is open source, and it competes against Microsoft’s Office productivity suite.

Dell does not currently sell any PCs to consumers loaded with Linux. Those wanting the OS instead of Windows would expect a cheaper version of the PC.

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