Dell to Choose Ubuntu

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.

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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.

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