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Subjecttime to bundle linux

looks like its time for these guys to wake up and bundle Linux!


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Edupage, 20 June 1996.
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PC MAKERS WANT TO TRIM COSTS BY TRIMMING BUNDLES
With profit margins on PCs at a perilously low point, computer makers are
looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Compaq, Packard
Bell, Acer America and NEC all have announced they plan to cut back on their
software bundles this fall, noting that much of the software isn't used
anyway. "The bundling craze was a reaction to the need to target those
first-time buyers," says an Apple Computer manager. "Now we're seeing the
market mature a little bit." Customer surveys have show that most people
typically use fewer than 10 of the up-to-60 programs pre-installed on their
new computers, discarding the rest. (St. Petersburg Times 19 Jun 96 E6)




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