Dell says Ubuntu is safer than Windows – Then retracts the statement

Yesterday, as first reported by The VAR Guy, if you would have went to Dell.com/Ubuntu, you would have seen a “top 10″ list of “things you should know about Ubuntu.” The best one on the list at the time was number 6, which stated:

6) Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows The vast majority of viruses and spyware written by hackers are not designed to target and attack Linux.

Today, if you visit the same Dell.com/Ubuntu, you’ll see the following change:

6) Ubuntu is secure According to industry reports, Ubuntu is unaffected by the vast majority of viruses and spyware.

Pretty comical huh?  Many of us in the Linux industry are claiming that this is probably an evil doing of Microsoft pressuring Dell to ‘correct’ the statement.  Which, really, would not surprise me the least bit.

I suppose I understand why Dell changed their tune, but in actuality, the first statement was nothing but a simple true fact.

What do you guys think?  Should Dell have kept their ground?

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