Dell opts to install Ubuntu -

Greg Helton gt at
Wed May 2 01:50:48 UTC 2007

This is great news! :)
Now we can only hope that other PC manufacturers follow Dell's lead and
we start to see Ubuntu everywhere. :D

Also, I wonder what was going through the big MS guys heads when they
heard about this :P

On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 14:52 +0100, Steve Flynn wrote:
> Dell 'plumps for Ubuntu' 
> Shipments later this month
> By Andrew Thomas: Tuesday 01 May 2007, 12:41
> LINUX GEEKS will be wetting themselves at reports that Dell has made
> the decision to ship open sauce OS Ubuntu on its machines later this
> month. 
> Reports on Desktop Linux say that while the system builder has yet to
> make an official announcement, it's 99 per cent certain that Ubuntu
> 7.04 will be the Linux variant preloaded on its desktops and laptops.
> Ubuntu is likely to appear on Dell e-series budget machines, XPS home
> PCs and possibly an e-series Inspiron laptop. Prices are expected to
> start at around $400 for a 512MB Sempron or Celeron D system without a
> monitor. The choice of Ubuntu isn't much of a surprise as Mikey Dell
> is reported to use the OS on his home PC.
> -- 
> Steve
> Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black...
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