Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th May 2009 11:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Good news for plurality advocates in general, and Linux fans in particular: during a press event, Dell has announced a shift in its Linux strategy, one that seems to contradict recent moves by competitors who are de-emphasizing Linux models: Windows and Linux models will be made available simultaniously.
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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Dima on Fri 15th May 2009 06:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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Not necessarily. Does Dell support the Ubuntu installation on their own or have they outsourced that to Canonical?

I don't know about netbooks, but when I bought a Dell workstation with pre-installed Linux, the answer was "neither".

It had major problems with the Intel video card driver. The X server would constantly lock up; almost any 3D application would cause the video card to run out of memory (and yet, compiz was enabled by default).

When I complained to Dell about it, they told me to call Canonical. Canonical told me to call Dell cause I did not have support from them. After about seven phone calls, I gave up and bought an NVidia video card.

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