Update: Dell’s Consumer Ubuntu Linux Strategy
Dell’s Linux strategy includes close relationships with Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and Intel, among others. But during my June 26 visit to Dell, we shifted our attention to Dell’s consumer Linux strategy, which mostly involves netbooks and PCs running Ubuntu. I captured portions of the conversation — including Dell’s early thoughts on Moblin (Mobile Linux) — in this vodcast…
We pieced together the video for The VAR Guy’s sister site, WorksWithU (the independent guide to Ubuntu). But I know The VAR Guy’s readers closely watch open source, so here’s the clip. The Vodcast captures thoughts from Dell’s:
- Todd Finch (consumer Linux system opportunities);
- John Hull (Linux server and desktop trends); and
- Doug Anson (Moblin’s potential for small mobile devices).
In addition to the Vodcast above, we’ll be back soon with an in-depth blog entry with thoughts from Dell Channel Chief Greg Davis. Plus an update on Dell’s overall corporate and consumer Linux strategy (servers, desktops and mobile) in greater detail.