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Linux enthusiasts now know which Dell products will ship with the Ubuntu OS

Dell today officially launched three consumer products with the Ubuntu Linux 7.04 operating system.  The XPS 410n, Dimension E520 desktops and Inspiron E1505n notebook are now available from the Dell web site.  The new products give customers three different operating system options when purchasing a new product -- a system with Microsoft Windows, a machine with no OS, or a machine pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux.

"To the worldwide Linux community, I wanted to thank you for all your support," said Lionel Menchaca, Dell Digital Media Manager.

The Inspiron E1505n notebook has a starting price of $599, while the two desktops start from $599 and $849.

"The interest and enthusiasm from customers who challenged us to deliver a consumer Linux solution has been met with a team of dedicated professionals within Dell and Canoncial," said Neil Hand, Vice President of Consumer Product Group.

Dell's systems are shipping with default Ubuntu software installed, which has been properly configured for the Linux operating system.

While hardware support will be handled by Dell, the Linux section of the Dell Community Forum is taking care of all software and Linux issues.  Canonical Ltd. is offering service upgrades on the official Ubuntu web site.

Using the Dell IdeaStorm web site, more than 30,000 users requested Linux on future Dell products.  Dell first committed to the Linux operating system in late March, with the Ubuntu, Dell partnership announced in the beginning of May.

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RE: Dell DOES NOT LINK to this product page
By OxBow on 5/25/2007 9:54:02 AM , Rating: 2
Dell doesn't link to the Direct2Dell reseller, but they do offer the Ubuntu products right on their banner on their home page. All options, right there to chose.

While some people don't care for Dell, I've never had a problem with them. We use Dell exclusively at work and I'm quite happy with this machine. I got Dell laptops for my wife and my son, since their prices/options are right in tune with what they need to do. Can you build or buy a better machine, sure, but Dell provides the same thing Walmart does, a quick source of what I need at better prices than elsewhere. At least with Ubuntu, I'm not locked in to a Vista only machine.

RE: Dell DOES NOT LINK to this product page
By paydirt on 5/25/2007 10:32:58 AM , Rating: 2
Ah, OK, it's a rotating banner, but otherwise if you go to their main page, unless you randomly get Ubuntu, you won't see it.

By mezrah on 5/25/2007 11:10:53 AM , Rating: 2
select - desktops - home and home office on the bottom
select - desktops - open source pc's from the dropdown at the top

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