These Are Dells Ubuntu PCs

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-05-24 Print this article Print

Here's an early look at what's underneath the hoods of Dell's Ubuntu Linux powered PCs. (

Long expected, Dell finally officially released its first line of consumer PCs with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04, on May 24.

Heres a closer look at exactly whats what in Dells initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops.
Dimension E520n
The first of these computers, the Dimension E520n, comes from Dells budget-priced desktop PC line. The base system comes with 1GB of 533MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (double-data-rate two synchronous dynamic random access memory) for memory, and a 250GB SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) hard drive. For a processor, the E520n uses a 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU. For graphics, the E520n uses 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE TurboCache. This card comes with 256MB of onboard memory. The TurboCache feature enables the graphics processor, the 7300LE, to make use of the PCs main memory when an application demands more graphical performance than the card can provide with its on-board memory. Read the full story on These are Dells Ubuntu PCs 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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