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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by edwardyawn on Tue 1st May 2007 13:35 UTC
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2006-11-08

This just in: Bill Gates (of Hell) strongly condemns Dell's decision. Microsoft to consider legal action against Dell, unless Dell immediately ceases all Linux operations. Microsoft founder Bill Gates reached by phone issued the following statement: "I am deeply saddened to hear the news about Dell's decision to offer computers with pre-installed Linux systems. We at Microsoft feel they set a bad example to the young generation of PC users who are eager to learn about the beautiful Windows OS. Unless Dell immediately stops the sale of computers with Linux, we will be forced to sue."

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by brewmastre on Tue 1st May 2007 14:22 in reply to "BREAKING NEWS:"
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2006-08-01

This just in: Bill Gates (of Hell) strongly condemns Dell's decision. Microsoft to consider legal action against Dell, unless Dell immediately ceases all Linux operations. Microsoft founder Bill Gates reached by phone issued the following statement: "I am deeply saddened to hear the news about Dell's decision to offer computers with pre-installed Linux systems. We at Microsoft feel they set a bad example to the young generation of PC users who are eager to learn about the beautiful Windows OS. Unless Dell immediately stops the sale of computers with Linux, we will be forced to sue."


I'll admit, that this comment is a little off topic, but why are people modding the the guy down? I think the comment is quite funny ;)

On an article related note though, I think that this will be a great deal for everyone involved. I personally use a work-provided notebook and Linux runs beautifully on it, but taking it a step further to ensure that Ubuntu will run correctly and certifying it is good news too. Hey, maybe this will mark the return of Dell. I hope so for their sake.

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by ebasconp on Tue 1st May 2007 17:10 in reply to "BREAKING NEWS:"
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2006-05-09

Come on! mod up this guy!

He is not insulting anyone and his comment is very funny.... (I would say his comment has a lot of fun, and a lot of truth).

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by Shannara on Tue 1st May 2007 20:39 in reply to "RE: BREAKING NEWS:"
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2005-07-06

People who mod those posts down are trolls ;) Probably from slashdot or digg. With that said, we know where some of the community comes from ;)

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by Johnbon on Tue 1st May 2007 17:29 in reply to "BREAKING NEWS:"
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2007-04-14

I will be more likely to buy a computer with linux preinstalled than one with windows ... if only to support dell's cool decision and to support what they are doing .. a big thumbs up from me for dell .. and for ubuntu .. as well off course .. dell pcs preloaded with ubuntu feisty and even more the updates after it will rock this world .. way to go .. dell ...

vista sucks .. why reinvent the wheel .. when it is already there .. and when reinventing do it good .. take a look at ubuntu .. way to go guys ...

ok lol enough for now ..

cheers,

Johnbon

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by apoclypse on Tue 1st May 2007 17:44 in reply to "RE: BREAKING NEWS:"
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2007-02-17

the same for me. I'm one of those that likes to build their own pc, but I'm perfectly willing to buy a dell laptop. I was(am) going to buy a macbook when the newer models drop because I wan to focus on music production, which frankly Linux is awful at atm. I can always get a laptop from dell and scrap my plans on building my next pc for the moment. I no longer get as excited over building pc's as I used to be and rather have something thats functional instead of the fastest thing out there.

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by melkor on Fri 4th May 2007 03:47 in reply to "BREAKING NEWS:"
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2006-12-16

Whilst this is a humourous take on things, Microsoft will probably try and muscle in and do dirty deals in the background to either stop this from happening, or minimise its effect on Windows sales. Microsoft is after all, a known, convicted monopolist in several countries now.

Good work Ubuntu, and good work Dell. Pity that Dell hardware is so shabby imho - if it was quality gear, I'd be tempted.

Dave

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