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 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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You say that advertising to Joe User wont happen but I think Dell will strike a middle ground. I've been seeing Dell appear at the top of Google advertising whenever I type in "Linux Laptop" for about the last month.

Yes they're targeting people who know about Linux but maybe they want to catch the market who is desperate to get away from Vista and they're looking at Linux and Apple as options. Only one of those lets Dell keep their customers.

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