Ubuntu Linux Coming to Dell PCs
May 1, 2007 6:41 PM
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Ubuntu will officially be the first Linux distribution offered by 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: Down with Linux
5/2/2007 8:48:51 AM
The first time you used Windows I bet it took you longer than 3 sessions to become 100% proficient and at the level you are now? If you wish to learn an entire OS then you put in the time, if you don't wish to make the effort to learn then don't slam it because you don't understand.
Furthermore the % of PC users who actually play games is probably quite small, so the "Linux doesn't play games so its useless" arguement is totally flawed.
Many people in the world find Linux intuitive and would like to buy a PC with it pre-installed, sure it might be the minority at the moment but nobody is forcing you to use it. Dell are providing customer choice and should be applauded for doing so.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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