Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 22:27 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Officially, Dell hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told that Dell's 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 computer giant will be preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be released in late May 2007."
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by jessta on Tue 1st May 2007 00:50 UTC
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Obviously they would choose Ubuntu.
It's the new hip distro. Dell wants to ride on the back of that publicity wave.

My experiences with it have been fairly disappointing(disasters when doing a dist-upgrade, problems with ksudo not working on kbuntu, etc.) but it's much less work if you're install for an ex-Windows user who doesn't like having choice.
Nothing beats Gentoo for creating a system that works the way you told it to.

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