Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux The latest panic in desktop Linux lad was that Dell would no longer be selling Ubuntu pre-installed on laptops and netbooks. Alas, for those who love drama, it wasn't true. In fact, Dell is expanding its Ubuntu desktop Linux offerings.
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Still not supported in my eyes
by cpuobsessed on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:20 UTC
cpuobsessed
Member since:
2009-06-09

When I see linux offered on the front page then I'll really believe they are supporting Ubuntu.

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RE: Still not supported in my eyes
by Lennie on Thu 29th Jul 2010 18:01 UTC in reply to "Still not supported in my eyes"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Also try anywhere else but the US, Dell will probably not sell to a consumer.

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RE: Still not supported in my eyes
by jtfolden on Thu 29th Jul 2010 21:07 UTC in reply to "Still not supported in my eyes"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

Isn't Dell the only major player even offering Linux right now? They're smart enough to realize that it's not ready for mass adoption. They're not going to push it to all users.

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satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

Desktop Linux is ready for adoption. The masses are not ready to adopt desktop Linux ;)
On servers and mobile phones Linux has already been adopted.

Edited 2010-07-29 21:16 UTC

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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

As someone whose used/tried various versions for well over a decade, I love it as the basis for my Palm Pre but it's sadly disappointing as a desktop. It always seems just a little behind.

I think it will continue to be successful in niche/specific areas but will never grow on the desktop until several factors are overcome, including ease of upgrading individual apps.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Desktop Linux is ready for adoption.


Well Satan666 people have been saying this for years and it still hasn't happened.

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typo
by TechGeek on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:38 UTC
TechGeek
Member since:
2006-01-14

"lad" should be "land" I am thinking.

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Any other source for this?
by jbauer on Thu 29th Jul 2010 21:28 UTC
jbauer
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not willing to give SJVN a free web hit.

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elsewhere
by RogerBryce on Fri 30th Jul 2010 08:04 UTC
RogerBryce
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2008-07-07

I think that's happening in the US. I've browsed quickly through their site, but there's no Linux offer from Dell in either Italy or Germany. They sell a lot of 32-bit Windows 7 on 64-bit cpu based machines.

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