Dell is offering Linux-based PCs for $50 (£26) below the price of equivalent Windows machines.
A range of Linux desktops and laptops are now offered on the Dell US website to buy, but they are not so far available in the UK.
All the machines run the Ubuntu version of Linux. The high-end Inspiron 1420 notebook, for instance, costs $774. A similar Windows-based 1420 would cost $824.
While a $50 discount on such a machine would be welcome by Linux fans, some may say the discount could be higher, considering the standalone prices of Windows OS software are far higher than $50.
Dell has so far refused to say when similar Linux machines will be available in the UK.
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