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.
Return to the LXer Features
||Jun 18, 2010 9:52 AM
You cannot post until you login.
Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.): LXer Weekly Roundup for 28-Sept-2014
Sep 29, 2014
Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) : Interview With Richard Kenner of AdaCore
Aug 29, 2014
Carla Schroder: Test Sites for Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Apr 09, 2014
penguinist: Better Than a Quad-Head Display: My Adventures with "4K" 2160p and Linux
Mar 31, 2014
Dr Tony Young: Replacing KDE4 with Xfce
Mar 07, 2014
Dr Tony Young: Removing/Disabling The Semantic Deskop in KDE4 Running on openSUSE 13.1 Part 2
Feb 18, 2014
Dr Tony Young: Removing/Disabling The Semantic Deskop in KDE4 (and firing up Thunderbird) Part 1
Feb 08, 2014
Dr Tony Young: KMail Complexity - and a little Patience
Jan 26, 2014
Carla Schroder: Linux Nerd New Year's Resolutions
Dec 29, 2013
Carla Schroder: Fedora 20 Released With New, Newer, and Newest
Dec 17, 2013