Dell Refuses to Sell Ubuntu to Business

Dell has only been offering Ubuntu for over a month now. I haven’t heard all that much in regards to their Support, I wonder if Microsoft is giving dell $$ to not Support Ubuntu on computers sold for Home Office/Business purposes? Dell Refuses to Sell Ubuntu to Business – An anonymous reader writes “I had a surreal experience with Dell today. My boss asked me to order a new computer for our small, non-profit business. Wanting to support Dell in their decision to sell computers with Ubuntu installed, I decided to order one. First, I talked to a small business representative, who informed me that I could not order one of the Ubuntu-based computers through the small business department. I had to go through the “home and home office” department. I called the Home office department. I asked the representative if I could buy one of the ubuntu computers for my company. She said (and I quote), “these Dell computers are designed for personal use only, as long as you use it for personal use, you can purchase one.” So I lied and said I would…. Next, I tried to buy it on our business credit card. They would have none of that. She told me that I had to buy it through a personal card. Now, as a non-profit, our business does not pay sales tax (10% in Tennessee). Had I bought it with my own card, I would have had to pay tax (~$90), which my company would not have reimbursed me for. So…..no Dell today.” Read more of this story at Slashdot. [Slasdot]

Dell has only been offering Ubuntu for over a month now. I haven’t heard all that much in regards to their Support, I wonder if Microsoft is giving dell $$ to not Support Ubuntu on computers sold for Home Office/Business purposes?

Dell Refuses to Sell Ubuntu to BusinessAn anonymous reader writes “I had a surreal experience with Dell today. My boss asked me to order a new computer for our small, non-profit business. Wanting to support Dell in their decision to sell computers with Ubuntu installed, I decided to order one. First, I talked to a small business representative, who informed me that I could not order one of the Ubuntu-based computers through the small business department. I had to go through the “home and home office” department. I called the Home office department. I asked the representative if I could buy one of the ubuntu computers for my company. She said (and I quote), “these Dell computers are designed for personal use only, as long as you use it for personal use, you can purchase one.” So I lied and said I would…. Next, I tried to buy it on our business credit card. They would have none of that. She told me that I had to buy it through a personal card. Now, as a non-profit, our business does not pay sales tax (10% in Tennessee). Had I bought it with my own card, I would have had to pay tax (~$90), which my company would not have reimbursed me for. So…..no Dell today.”

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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/playstation_3/380_PS3_games_announced_by_Sony_return_to_profits'; Howard Stringer -- Sony Corp's CEO and man with the plan -- just exited stage-left from Sony's annual shareholder meeting in Tokyo. To say that the 6,000 attendees were skeptical of said plan would be an understatement given a year of fiscal losses, job cuts, PS3 under-performance (with an eventual Kutaragi dismissal), and an embarrassing and dangerous recall of some 10 million batteries among other missteps. Still, Howard stood strong, assuring investors that Sony has made the swtich from "recovery to profitable growth" and will be a "dominant company" in the digital age. So what's the plan?

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