Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2007 13:08 UTC, submitted by Jack
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After yesterday's unconfirmed rumour about Ubuntu being pre-installed on Dell machines, it has now become official. In a joint statement released today, Dell and Canonical announced that Dell will now offer laptops and desktop computers pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux 7.04. The computers will be sold via Dell's web site, said Canonical's director of operations Jane Silber. "We have worked with Dell to get Ubuntu fully supported and fully certified on Dell hardware," she said. "Ubuntu has the full endorsement of Dell." Update: Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty Fawn review by Extremetech.
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mgajda
Member since:
2006-07-20

...my next laptop will be DELL!!!

Wait, they don't plan to support Latitude series yet :-(.
[And I need a small laptop.]

Edited 2007-05-01 13:29

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Stock Member since:
2005-08-31

There are other, smaller, companies out there selling 100% Linux compatible laptops. Would you not consider buying from them?

Even the company I work for is going to be selling a 13.3" Widescreen, Dual Core laptop as soon as the stock arrives and we don't even deal with Windows so MS never get a penny from us.

I'm not allowed to link the website as it's being redesigned at the moment, and I wouldn't want to seem to be blatantly self advertising. Anyone interested can e-mail me for details though.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Same problem tho... those small companies don't tend to offer small laptops....

(and by small I mean under 2kg/4.5lbs)

Edited 2007-05-01 16:36 UTC

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kajaman Member since:
2006-01-06

Yeah... I will buy one too when they release Latitude with Ubuntu ;) ... and install Debian imediately ;)

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