Ubuntu Now Shipping on Select Dell Systems!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Well, it has finally become a reality. Dell is now officially offering Ubuntu Linux on the Dimension E520 N, Inspiron E1505 N, and XPS 410 N platforms.
You asked, we listened. For advanced users and tech enthusiasts, we’re happy to offer a new open-source operating system, so you can dive in and truly enjoy a PC experience just the way you want it. In addition to the FreeDOS systems we already offer, we are proud to announce PCs with Ubuntu.The systems are very well equipped and start at $599 for a desktop (Dimension E520 N) with Core 2 Duo processor, 1 gig of DDR2 RAM, and a 250gig hard drive. In general, all systems are very nicely equipped and are priced below their Vista toting siblings.
I am very anxious to see how this all turns out. People around the Linux/ open source community have been in much discussion about whether this is a good move for Linux in general. Some say it is, while others say it will spell Ubuntu's doom. Personally, I believe that this is a great step forward, and should be viewed as a great accomplishment for Linux.
Read more @ the Dell homepage or go ahead and shop for Ubuntu based systems.