[xubuntu-users] Dell 5520

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat May 6 21:59:09 UTC 2017

On 06/05/17 13:26, David Snyderman wrote:
> I'm thinking of picking up a Dell 5520, preinstalled with U-16.04.
> Does anyone have any experience with Dells? Any issues upgrading to
> newer releases? What about using Xubuntu on it?

I've installed Xubuntu on lots of Dells over the years and never had any
serious problems. If it's preinstalled it should certainly work
correctly :-) and I can't see there would be any problems upgrading.
Changing to Xubuntu is really more of an issue for the X interface than
anything else. I use it by preference because the regular Ubuntu
interface is bloated.

> Also, any issues installing over? I like to have an encrypted drive-- I
> think that will require a reinstall. Wondering if there are any sage
> words of advice?

If it's whole-disk encryption there shouldn't be an issue either. All
out laptops are encrypted and they've all been upgraded from 15.05 to
16.04 without difficulty.

I'm looking at getting the XPS15, so I'm also asking the same question.
Ubuntu comes preinstalled on the XPS13 but not the XPS15 for some
reason, and I'd like to know what that reason is...


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