Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2007 17:15 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Dell put up its IdeaStorm community-feedback site, the company was surprised by the strong response in favor of shipping personal computers with Linux. The PC company then announced that it would offer Ubuntu Linux on select systems, and as of yesterday, they are taking orders. Ubuntu Linux is now available on the XPS 410n high-end desktop system at USD 849 (compared with USD 899 for the same machine with Windows installed), the E520n desktop at USD 599, and the E1505n notebook at USD 599. For now, the Ubuntu systems will only be available to customers in the United States. Availability is expected 'in the coming weeks' according to an announcement given on May 1, but lists a shipping time of three to five days.
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possibly the most important information
by vege on Sat 26th May 2007 16:55 UTC
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for the Linux-related development industry (investments, popularity evolution etc) are probably holding their breaths to know the real numbers of the sales after like a month.

It will be a good clue for the where-we-are meetings at Linux company boards, I guess. If only these numbers will be public, of course.

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