Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2007 17:15 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Dell put up its IdeaStorm community-feedback site, the company was surprised by the strong response in favor of shipping personal computers with Linux. The PC company then announced that it would offer Ubuntu Linux on select systems, and as of yesterday, they are taking orders. Ubuntu Linux is now available on the XPS 410n high-end desktop system at USD 849 (compared with USD 899 for the same machine with Windows installed), the E520n desktop at USD 599, and the E1505n notebook at USD 599. For now, the Ubuntu systems will only be available to customers in the United States. Availability is expected 'in the coming weeks' according to an announcement given on May 1, but Dell.com lists a shipping time of three to five days.
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RE: Dell, where's the Linux ads?
by stare on Fri 25th May 2007 18:57 UTC in reply to "Dell, where's the Linux ads?"
stare
Member since:
2005-07-06

Not a single ad on the main screen indicates that an option but Windows Vista/XP exists.

More to say, when you shop for Ubuntu notebook there is a big "Dell recommends Windows Vista™ Home Premium" label on top of the page ;-)

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The_Ace Member since:
2006-02-23

Actually I made a mistake. If you refresh the Dell intro page long enough, a Ubuntu ad comes up. It's not that common though.

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I did a quick experiment. I visited dell.com three times within the last hour. First time it took me 2 refreshes to get the Ubuntu add, second time 4 and third time it came up first. It seem to be one of maybe 5 adds, so it should come up first 20% of the time.

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