This has been in the rumour mill for a couple of weeks:
Dell Inc. (DELL) is considering offering the Linux operating system as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows on its personal computers, a Dell spokesman said on Tuesday.It's just a matter of time.
The PC maker said it received more than 100,000 customer requests for Linux in a "suggestion box" posted on Dell's Web site less than three weeks ago.
Making Linux available on other Dell PCs has been the top request since the Web site was launched on February 16, according to data posted on the site, as of Tuesday evening.
The second most popular request was that Dell offer another popular free software title, OpenOffice, which competes with Microsoft Office programs including Word...