Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Apr 2013 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems AlienWare (so Dell) has just unveiled a gaming PC running Ubuntu and Steam, designed to be hooked up to a TV - essentially a Steambox. "With over 25 gaming titles available and more being added, users can access Steam For Linux to play online games, including your favorite titles like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3." Everything starts out small, but with Valve going full throttle with this, expect this library to grow.
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RE[4]: More like 100 or so
by delta0.delta0 on Sun 7th Apr 2013 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: More like 100 or so"
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You can customise and buy any of those 4 listed:

Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad Core
Ubuntu operating system
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS) *
1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 *

So its not limited to just the i3 version.

Windows tends to crap out performance wise after a while due to the registry, the single worst ill thought out idea to ever hit any operating system. The concept of a registry is just stupid and shit.

You can bring up any anecdotal evidence you want to back up your claims, it still doesn't change the fact that Windows (including 7) is known to suffer performance issues over time due to registry bloat. This is why Registry Cleaners exist.

Dell got burnt before when the next version of ubuntu didn't work on "ubuntu" certified hardware and the canonical haven't been brilliant on QA.

To me it seems quite opposite, Dell must have been happy with the previous trials to now offer a greater range of Linux based platforms.

FYI: Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS release with 5 years support, so it does come with 5 years support from Ubuntu.

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