[CLUG-chat] Re: [CLUG-tech] OT - Dell Support????

Andre Truter andre.truter at intekom.co.za
Thu Oct 17 20:36:26 SAST 2002

On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 11:43, Marko Vukovic wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Steven van der Merwe wrote:
> >  Sorry for this OT message.
> >
> > A friend of mine emailed Dell support for help with Suse 8.0 and this
> > was the response he got:
> >
> > "As a technician I would request you not to install the Linux operating
> > system which will cause a lot of trouble."
> >
> > #^&%^%$&$^^$
> >
> Shame, poor Ronnie of Dell has been brainwashed by the borg and Dell.
> Weak minded fools...

The funny thing is that Dell have Linux drivers for certain machines on
their web page.  It is in rpm format for RedHat.  
I installed RedHat on a Dell at my previous work and I found the Linux
drivers.  IIRC they have a Linux section on their Web site.
This was about a year ago, but I got the impression that they do support
Linux to a degree.

I think that technician is definitely in the dark. 

Try these links for "Dell do not support Linux"

Maybe Ronnie should read his company's mail and search their web


Andre Truter
Software Engineer
Registered Linux user #185282
ICQ #40935899  AIM: trusoftzaf

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