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People show Dell that Linux laptops are profitable and Dell begins displaying them prominently on its website. "Ordinary" people then start buying Linux desktops. It would really help, too, if around that time a virus hit Windows home users like never before.
The quoted part is almost at the end, but the essay is worth it.
There is also his earlier http://psychocats.net/essays/linuxdesktop.php
Persevere, & when you're done send Michael Dell a note telling him what you bought off the shelf, assuming you do buy a GNU/Linux laptop off the shelf. Wish I could tell you what his real e-address is. Possibly [michael | michaeld | michaeldell | mdell | president]@dell.com, who knows.
I recently (last Sat.) toured the local Microcenter & I saw NO Linux laptop. Furthermore, the 2 Linspire desktops were the house brand & the lowest end hardware on their shelves. As far as they are concerned, that's what their components section is for. Well, for once, I'd like to buy rather than build.