Dell Keeps Improving Linux Support

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-07-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There's been no major improvements in Dell's Linux software support, but there have been small, but handy, improvements in Dell's support offerings.

Theres been no major improvements in Dells Linux software support, but there have been small, but handy, improvements in Dells support offerings. For Dell Ubuntu laptop users, an important addition is the availability of the Conexant modem driver for the Inspiron E1505n and 1420n.

Both laptops use embedded WinModems. Normally, these modems wont work with Linux because they require, as the name implies, built-in support from Windows. After downloading and installing the Conexant drivers, though, Ubuntu users can put their modems to work.
Dell is also offering more do-it-yourself support for its Linux server customers. The company is now offering a hardware repository (for server drivers and utilities and its server management program, OMSA (OpenManage Server Administrator) version 5.2. In addition, the company has opened a software repository for its servers.
Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Dell Keeps Improving Linux Support Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news in desktop and notebook computing.
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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