Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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RE: Glad to hear it!
by Delgarde on Wed 20th May 2009 21:47 UTC in reply to "Glad to hear it!"
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Dell is still putting XP on computers and that is almost a decade old now!!!


Only because there's nothing better available...

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RE[2]: Glad to hear it!
by daedliusswartz on Wed 20th May 2009 22:15 in reply to "RE: Glad to hear it!"
daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

Windows 7 will change that.

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RE[3]: Glad to hear it!
by phoenix on Wed 20th May 2009 22:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Glad to hear it!"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Windows 7 will change that.


Perhaps. But it's not out now, hence the use of "available" in the parent post. ;)

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RE[2]: Glad to hear it!
by Jasprov on Thu 21st May 2009 04:17 in reply to "RE: Glad to hear it!"
Jasprov Member since:
2009-02-23

" Dell is still putting XP on computers and that is almost a decade old now!!!


Only because there's nothing better available...
"

I would have agreed, until about 6 months after Vista's release, and stable drivers caught up... There's been nothing wrong with it since, especially after SP1.

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RE[2]: Glad to hear it!
by bosco_bearbank on Thu 21st May 2009 11:56 in reply to "RE: Glad to hear it!"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

" Dell is still putting XP on computers and that is almost a decade old now!!!


Only because there's nothing better available...
"
Wait a minute... Ubuntu 8.04 is better

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