Dell To Sell PCs Loaded With Linux In EU

The computers, which start at about $575, will be sold online by Questar and ship with an English or Italian version of the Linspire operating system.

“This is a winning combination for the European community – Dell’s highly recognized brand and service package coupled with Questar’s Linux sales expertise,” Michael Robertson, chief executive of San Diego-based Lindows, said Tuesday.

The Dell OptiPlex systems loaded with Linspire are available only through Questar. Dell was not offering any Linspire-based systems on its Web site. Though it halted Linux computer sales to businesses in 2001 because of low demand, Dell now sells workstations running Red Hat Inc.’s version of Linux.

Read more at the Star Tribune.