Dell to Choose Ubuntu

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-04-30 Print this article Print

News Analysis: Inside sources say Ubuntu will be Dell's first desktop Linux OS and that it will be available on three different desktop lines at the end of May. (

Officially, Dell hasnt said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told that Dells desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu.
While unable to confirm this through official Dell channels, we have heard the same story now from several internal Dell sources. They tell us that the Austin, Texas, computer giant will be preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be released in late May 2007.
Michael Dell chooses Ubuntu Linux for his personal use. Click here to read more. According to our sources, Ubuntu will be released on a Dell e-series "Essential" Dimension desktop, an XPS desktop and an e-series Inspiron laptop. The e-series systems are budget-priced PCs that start at $408 without a monitor. The base systems come with 512MB of RAM and a 160GB SATA (Serial ATA) hard drive. Read the full story on Dell to Choose Ubuntu 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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