On Sun, Feb 25, 2007, Curt Larson wrote: > The very hot topic this week is Dell's move to offer open source > alternatives. Buried several clicks away from Dells 'Ideas in Action' > page is a vague reference to Debian pertaining to 8G servers. Would > you as DPL make it a primary goal to attract as many DD's as you could > to work specifically on eliminating the gotchas of installing Debian > on Dell Desktops, Laptops and Servers working towards putting Debian > at the top of Dells (and maybe others to follow) list of approved and > pre-installed OS's? However I see no reason to make it a primary goal. I have little knowledge of what the gotchas could be, but my feeling is that the major ones are not Debian-specific at all anyway (ACPI woes, 3D drivers, wireless firmware...) and the NM process does not train us into low-level hacking, so I wouldn't see how to attract DDs anyway. If the DPL approaching Dell as the project representative and asking for specification documents, test laptops or a privileged communication channel with Dell engineers qualifies as "attracting DDs", then I'd happily do that or appoint someone. Regards, -- Sam.
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