Dell to Offer Ubuntu on More Systems

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-06-27 Print this article Print

Dell is offering Ubuntu Linux on an additional laptop and replacing one of its consumer desktop Linux offerings with a new desktop system.

Dell isnt resting on its recent consumer Linux PC laurels. The computing giant has added a new laptop—the Inspiron 1420 Notebook—to its Ubuntu Linux 7.04 offering.

It is also replacing the Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron 530.
The new Inspiron 1420N is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 processor. This chip set also comes with a 667MHz FSB (front-side bus) and a 2MB cache. If you want a faster processor, Dell will let you upgrade it to a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 with an 800MHz FSB and a 4MB cache. Read the full story on Dell to Offer Ubuntu on More Systems Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
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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