which has been losing market share of late. There's undoubtedly a demand for Linux machines, but at the moment it's quite a small one. Del and Ubuntu obvioulsy hope that will change, although Chris kenyon, Ubuntu's director of business development is a realist. He said Ubintu is "an excellent option" for most users, especially if they want web, e-mail and standard office functionality.
He knows that lots of the software that people use on Windows machines won't run in Ubuntu, and neither will lots of hardware devices. That may change, if developers and hardware manufacturers see the market share rising, but it's a long way off at the moment.
I wish Dell and Ubuntu well with this collaboration, it deserves to succeed.