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Dell criticized over difficulty in selecting Linux

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Many people, myself included, have praised Dell for going back on years of marketing tactics and choosing to offer a desktop Linux distro as a standard option for people buying their machines. With their choosing and backing of Ubuntu, they took a well-known and well liked distro and made it much more readily available, along with increasing their own appeal to those looking to use something other than Windows.

But are they making it easy to choose? We all know companies may, out of obligation, support or offer a particular service or product – but not necessarily want to. It seems several people are less than pleased with Dell's online store, particularly those in the U.K. It seems those trying to acquire a Dell running Linux are finding it difficult and bug-ridden, often finding themselves being redirected. Is Dell worried?

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Also: Dell's Linux sleight of hand

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