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Ubuntu will officially be the first Linux distribution offered by Dell

Once Dell confirmed that it would offer the Linux operating system on select PCs in the future, Linux enthusiasts anxiously awaited the announcement of which Linux distributions would be offered.  Dell today announced that it would preinstall the Ubuntu operating system on some PC and notebook models.  

Canoncial, the lead sponsor behind the Ubuntu project, has started working on the operating system to ensure that it will properly work on Dell PCs and notebooks.  "Dell are going to work with us to make sure Ubuntu works fully on its hardware," said Chris Keynon, director of business development for Ubuntu.

Along with appealing to popular demand, the computer company will likely save money by stripping out the cost of purchasing the operating system license from Microsoft.  It appears that OS support would be provided by the open source and Linux communities, while Dell would exclusively provide hardware support.

Michael Dell previously disclosed that he has Ubuntu installed on his personal laptop.

Dell has not announced models, configurations or prices of PCs and notebooks that will feature Ubuntu.  Dell also did not eliminate the possibility of other Linux distributions being installed on future product lines.

Linux fans hope that Dell embracing Linux will begin a shift in which more PC vendors will switch to open source technology.

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RE: Kubuntu
By danskmacabre on 5/2/2007 3:20:29 AM , Rating: 2
I Have Ubuntu on one of my PCs, I tried Kubuntu as well, but TBH didn't like it as much as Ubuntu.
Although there isn't a great difference (personal preference I guess).

RE: Kubuntu
By cochy on 5/2/2007 4:25:29 AM , Rating: 1
I believe Kubuntu is targeted at systems with low resources. Integrated systems etc. It can run on minimal RAM.

RE: Kubuntu
By danskmacabre on 5/2/2007 5:14:31 AM , Rating: 2
Ah ok, that's interesting, well it's a nice option then.

RE: Kubuntu
By livinloud on 5/2/2007 6:53:29 AM , Rating: 2
Kubuntu is a version of ubuntu that is using KDE, Ubuntu is using Gnome. Xubuntu is the light version using XFCE for computer with low ram(128 mo). Go tu and read before saying such things.

RE: Kubuntu
By cochy on 5/2/2007 10:06:05 AM , Rating: 2
Ah right Xubuntu. Too many Buntus got me confused.

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