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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RE: Outstanding!
by rm6990 on Tue 1st May 2007 02:21 UTC in reply to "Outstanding!"
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Dell preinstalling Linux isn't going to result in hordes and hordes of new converts. Dell will still offer Windows XP/Vista on all of their computers, and the vast majority of people will simply pick Windows in the OS selection menu.

Also, the words: "Dell recommends Windows Vista Ultimate" or whatever will still be plastered all over their site.

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