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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"I'm more worried about the very short upgrade intervals. Maybe a yearly release will instead of a bi-yearly release at least with official releases with the second release being more an update and bug hunt release."

I agree with you..I know the timing is very important in order to 'combat' Vista and Leopard and get Ubuntu out to market, however the LTS thing is an issue that so many Linux distros face-- either use an old version of GNOME like Red Hat and Debian etch do, or have really nice features like Feisty Fawn has, and have a few more bugs. Then you have to upgrade. But in any case, Feisty Fawn will be supported for 18 months so hopefully the upgrade process will be more tested; people don't have to upgrade right away (in fact I'd be surprised if Dell doesn't have their own repositories to holds back upgades until tested)

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