Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Dell Offers Ubuntu, What About OpenOffice?

Filed under
OOo

Due to an outpouring of popular demand through its IdeaStorm website, Dell came to realize that a large number of people would like to purchase Ubuntu preinstalled on new computers.

However, one of the other top ideas on Dell’s IdeaStorm website was to preinstall OpenOffice (and Firefox, and some other FOSS apps) on the Windows boxes Dell sells. From a simple end user standpoint, this option would benefit a larger number of Dell customers: it’s easier for a user to learn new desktop applications than to switch OSes entirely, it would be easier to find on the website when purchasing a new computer, and it’s easier for a user to see that OpenOffice might have a cost of $0 in Dell’s online store, but if he or she chose Microsoft Office from that same dropdown menu, another $150 or more will be added to his or her system’s final price.

More Here.



That day will come too

Wait until OpenDocument format gains traction outside the US.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

NetOS Enterprise Linux 8 Promises to Be a Worthy Alternative to Chrome OS

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the NetOS Enterprise Developer Preview 8 operating system. Designed as a replacement for the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS or Chromium OS operating systems, Black Lab Software's upcoming NetOS distribution is using the same technologies that have been implemented in the Enterprise Edition of the Black Lab Linux OS. Read more

Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD Released with Kernel 4.5, ZFS on Linux

The Gentoo Linux operating system has received an updated Live DVD ISO image today, dubbed "Choice Edition," which brings the latest GNU/Linux technologies. According to the announcement, the Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD has been released in celebration of the continued collaboration between Gentoo developers and community. And it looks like it brings some of the latest software releases, such as the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. Read more

Android Leftovers

Red Hat News