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: Configuration differences
by revmb on Fri 25th May 2007 20:05 UTC in reply to "Configuration differences"
revmb
Member since:
2006-09-24

This is what always happens. I've looked for 2 years for a laptop that would be cheaper using free software and have the same specs. I haven't found it yet.

Free software somehow doesn't make for a cheaper PC.

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RE[2]: Configuration differences
by Stock on Fri 25th May 2007 22:35 in reply to "RE: Configuration differences"
Stock Member since:
2005-08-31

I'll bite.

That's because the software isn't the only cost that goes into getting a laptop to your door.

Do you expect an Apple Mac to be cheaper? No, but you can't put a price point on OSX, so why don't you assume it should be cheaper than Windows?

Dell have done a Good Thing(tm) here, my personal opinion is that it doesn't have the backing from Dell that it needs to be sustainable, but time will tell.

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