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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RE[2]: Too early
by diskinetic on Thu 3rd May 2007 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Too early"
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"You would actually pay more for the laptop (it will likely be more expensive than the Windows option due to lack of crapware) just so money doesn't go to Microsoft?"

Within reason, yes. To be utterly honest, it's not just keeping money away from Microsoft (because, really, how much can it hurt them at this point?), but its also about making Microsoft behave more reasonably in the marketplace. They aren't THE pit of evil, they've just had it their way long enough, as far as I'm concerned.

Edited 2007-05-03 18:02

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