Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:07 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux We already discussed David Finch, Dell's senior product marketing manager for Linux clients, last week. We missed, however, some more interesting statements by Finch; Dell is looking into the ARM-based netbook smartbook market, and close to a third of all of Dell's netbooks ship with Linux.
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RE: I do not really get this
by jebb on Mon 17th Aug 2009 17:41 UTC in reply to "I do not really get this"
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Just having a look (on the UK website), it seems like it is now possible to choose the 10v with Ubuntu, and choose a 160GB hard drive in the personnalisation options. It then comes at £238.99, whereas the XP machine with the same hard drive is £249. So there you have it: XP is worth a grand total of £10.01 a pop.

I still think anyone wanting such a large hard drive is missing the point of a netbook, and is likely to be disappointed. If you have the need for 160GB of storage, you'll probably find very quickly that the screen is not high enough, and the keyboard is too small...

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