Dell removes "Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft® Windows® " statement from website
|Posted by hkwint on Jun 17, 2010 3:37 PM|
LXer.com; By H.Kwint - The Netherlands
According to Google cache, at 17 June 2010 05:08:28 GMT, Dell's website stated: However, within 24 hours, it seems Dell changed its mind, and now their website states:
"Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft® Windows®
The vast majority of viruses and spyware written by hackers are not designed to target and attack Linux. (screenshot)
"Ubuntu is secure -- According to industry reports, Ubuntu is unaffected by the vast majority of viruses and spyware."
I asked Dell for comments using their "website feedback function", will keep you updated. If you think Dell bent to pressure from Microsoft again, please raise your hand!
Update: The VarGuy has already noticed this bold Dell-statement eight days ago, and they made a screenshot - now available in PDF - to prove this was on the Dell-website. Tom's Hardware also wrote about this Dell statement four days ago, and they included their own PDF (time-stamped) showing the 'old' statement on the page. A hand full of other websites also wrote about the 'original' statement.
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