Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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Stable version in all countries!
by spinnekopje on Thu 21st May 2009 08:23 UTC
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Can somebody show me how to order an ubuntu loaded dell in Belgium? I can find a mini where it says you can choose for ubuntu, but configuring shows that the page doesn't exist anymore.
I would love to see that Dell offers all customers in all countries the option of ubuntu on their laptops (or on most of them). They could gain a lot of market share by doing so. But maybe that's part of a deal with MS to get lower windows costs? who knows.
For me it's almost impossible to buy a linux laptop in a Belgian shop. (I only know of a couple of netbooks if you know where to look for them).
Luckily it's not that difficult to get a qwerty keyboard instead of the Belgian azerty ones.

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