Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Voters Want Open Source Software on Dell Computers
On Friday, Dell launched an effort to find out what new features its customers want most. At www.dellideastorm.com, users can suggest new ideas or vote for existing ones. Currently, a desire for pre-installed Linux machines tops the list, followed by a request for pre-installed OpenOffice, an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. In fact, the top seven items on the list involve requests for the option to ditch proprietary software in favor of open source software--or even no software at all. The lack of proprietary software (especially the Vista OS) could bring down the price of a new PC significantly. Furthermore, if Dell implements these ideas, perhaps other major manufacturers will follow suit.
Posted by Julianne at 10:23 AM