Linux is pickup up pace. Apple Macs are picking up even quicker. Maybe its people’s increasing frustration with the obstacles presented by Windows. It doesn’t really matter why, right now Microsoft had better deliver with Vista in a few days.
With some odd timing, Dell has started to ship mainstream desktops without Windows preinstalled. Not only does this save the consumer a few bucks, but you now can choose to install Linux to the pre-formatted hard drive without dealing with getting rid of Windows first.
These desktops are set up with a base configuration of an Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (C521N) or 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 (C521N)processor, 512MB RAM (C521N) or 1GB RAM (E521N), 250GB hard drive, and a choice of a Radeon X1300 (C521N) or a GeForce 7300LE (C521N) for graphics. They start at $624. Check Dell out next week to jump on this nice option from a major PC seller. — Nik Gomez
Dell ships mainstream desktops Windows-free [Electronista]