When Dell says "let's have a conversation" the company really means exactly what Hillary Clinton does.
Show me the money.
Instead, Dell has this questionnaire. Asks where Dell should put its Linux -- on what model computers. It asks which Linux you prefer.
Linux isn't Windows. Open source is not something you just load onto a piece of hardware and then up-sell.
If Dell is serious about open source, it needs to get in the game. It needs to become active, providing support for specific projects its corporate clients want. It needs to engage at Slashdot and, yes, even here.
Until it does, I will treat it much as I do the New York Senator and any other politician. Carefully, with my hand firmly on my wallet.