Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 22:27 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Officially, Dell hasn't said a word yet about which Linux it will be preloading on its desktops and laptops. Several sources within Dell, however, have told DesktopLinux.com that Dell's desktop Linux pick is going to be Ubuntu. While unable to confirm this through official Dell channels, we have heard the same story now from several internal Dell sources. They tell us that the computer giant will be preinstalling the newly released Ubuntu 7.04. These systems will be released in late May 2007."
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RE[3]: dell support.
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 1st May 2007 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: dell support."
Supreme Dragon
Member since:
2007-03-04

"That is, until they buy some perephrial that doesn't work"

The same can be said about Vista.

"Or they try to play DVDs and have to compile libdvdcss, which for me is easy enough but which is far from easy for joe user."

Linspire sells DVD software:

http://www.linspire.com/lindows_dvd_info.php

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RE[4]: dell support.
by rm6990 on Tue 1st May 2007 04:17 in reply to "RE[3]: dell support."
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

According to the page you just linked to, Linspire's DVD software requires Linspire 4.5 and up. I know it may have been easy to miss the fact we're talking about Ubuntu here. I mean, it is ONLY in the title of the story and plastered all over the summary and all.

As for the Vista/periphreal thing, touche. That is a good point.

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RE[5]: dell support.
by lemur2 on Tue 1st May 2007 04:24 in reply to "RE[4]: dell support."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

{According to the page you just linked to, Linspire's DVD software requires Linspire 4.5 and up. I know it may have been easy to miss the fact we're talking about Ubuntu here. I mean, it is ONLY in the title of the story and plastered all over the summary and all. }

Linspire, Canonical, Freespire, Ubuntu join forces

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7103672739.html

Edited 2007-05-01 04:25

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RE[5]: dell support.
by Supreme Dragon on Tue 1st May 2007 04:38 in reply to "RE[4]: dell support."
Supreme Dragon Member since:
2007-03-04

"According to the page you just linked to, Linspire's DVD software requires Linspire 4.5 and up. I know it may have been easy to miss the fact we're talking about Ubuntu here. I mean, it is ONLY in the title of the story and plastered all over the summary and all."

The software is sold through CNR, and will soon be available on multiple distros, including Ubuntu.

http://www.cnr.com/press.html

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