Is Dell Wavering In Its Support For Ubuntu?

Among the major PC manufacturers, as we’ve noted on OStatic a number of times, Dell–the number two player behind Hewlett-Packard–has shown fairly unflinching support for Linux. It has offered Ubuntu, which has steadily become more graphical, more compatible and easier to use, as a pre-loaded option for a long time. The company even drew headlines recently for proclaiming Ubuntu “safer” than Windows from a security standpoint.  Now, though, whether pressure from Microsoft is the explanation or for any number of other reasons, the company appears to be backpedaling from that stance. A look at the company’s U.K.-based site shows some questionable positioning of Ubuntu.

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