Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2007 23:32 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Dell has given an overview of what customers can expect from their initial Ubuntu offering. "The default software from the Ubuntu media will be installed on the system, including kernel and applications. The peripheral options offered with Ubuntu will be a subset of what is offered with other operating systems. We're offering the hardware options on each system that have the most mature and stable Linux driver support. These hardware options have been thoroughly tested by the Linux team here at Dell. We configure/install open source drivers for hardware, when possible. We use partial open-source or closed source ('restricted' in Ubuntu terms) drivers where there is no equivalent open-source driver. This includes Intel wireless cards and Conexant modems."
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Basically, they only support THEIR formats (and mp3). And they have NO EASY way like Ubuntu to download other codecs required to play Quicktime, divx/Xvid... You'll have to go to the respective codecs website.

While with Ubuntu, it OFFERS you to download those required codecs with a simple dialog that lets you download the required codecs like Quicktime, mp3, divx...

so I think the Ubuntu way is easier.

Please I'm not saying that Ubuntu is absolutely newbie proof. I'm just saying that they are getting there.

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