Dell + Ubuntu Or Dell + (Microsoft & Novell)?

There’s been a lot in the blogosphere about Dell offering Ubuntu in addition to Windows XP and Vista, but it appears as though Dell has signed a deal with Microsoft & Novell.

“Dell Inc. (DELL, News) has agreed to work with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT, News) and Novell Inc. (NOVL, News) under an alliance the rival software makers formed last year to make it easier for the Windows operating system and the increasingly popular Linux system to work together, the companies said Sunday.”

“On Sunday, Microsoft and Novell said Dell has agreed to buy Suse Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft and that the computer maker will set up a services and marketing program aimed at getting users of open-source platforms to switch to the new Suse Linux offering.”

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