Dell to Release Pre-installed Linux Desktops, Laptops
News Analysis: Dell will soon become the first major desktop vendor to release mass-market desktops and laptops with pre-installed Linux. (DesktopLinux)Dell contacted DesktopLinux.com on March 28 to let us know that the company will be releasing select desktop and notebook systems with pre-installed Linux as an option in the coming weeks. Dell, however, is still playing its Linux cards close to its vest. For example, we do not know at this time which Linux distributionor distributionsit will be supporting, or what Dell desktop and laptop machines will have pre-installed Linux as an option. David Lord, a Dell spokesperson, did say, however, that Dell has been listening to its users and that the users want home and office desktops and laptops.
Dells current offering in this area includes the Inspiron and Latitude laptops and the Dimension and OptiPlex desktops.