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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: Now the REAL battle begins!
By retrospooty on 5/25/2007 10:50:08 AM , Rating: 5
I read your entire post and all I can think to say is ... Huh?

RE: Now the REAL battle begins!
By shecknoscopy on 5/25/2007 11:17:44 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry 'bout that; they can't all be golden. :) I think I was trying to portend the doom that might ensue from widespread Linux distribution. Obviously, once my Grandma can buy a Linux-box from Dell, we're steps away from *real* market penetration of the OS(s).

Now, this is not to say that I think it's a bad thing at all (quite the opposite), but I'm imagining the masses of semi-to-non tech literate - though believing themselves to be infallibly well-versed - duking it out over their rigs' various minutia. Really, I think I was going for the observation that pretty much any time there's an opportunity to use competing products, there's the a vaccuum that will be filled with flame-war spewing fanboys.

Alas, I tried to do too much, and failed; it's not comedy if it needs to be explained. Well, it's either not comedy, or it's Swedish comedy. Mea culpa, DailyTech. Mea Culpa.

Oh, also, I wouldn't touch RedHat if your momma' wore it to bed.


RE: Now the REAL battle begins!
By Lord 666 on 5/25/2007 12:56:14 PM , Rating: 4
No, once Grandma or even mom and dad buy a Linux PC, I am changing my phone number. I'm even hesitant to "deploy" Vista at any of those locations.

By murphyslabrat on 5/31/2007 12:56:08 PM , Rating: 2
Dude, I thought that was f***ing hilarious!

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