Home > Linux > Dell expands Ubuntu Linux desktop offerings Dell expands Ubuntu Linux desktop offerings Submitted by sjvn 2010-07-29 Linux 10 Comments The latest panic in desktop Linux lad was that Dell would no longer be selling Ubuntu pre-installed on laptops and netbooks. Alas, for those who love drama, it wasn’t true. In fact, Dell is expanding its Ubuntu desktop Linux offerings. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 10 Comments 2010-07-29 5:20 pm cpuobsessed When I see linux offered on the front page then I’ll really believe they are supporting Ubuntu. 2010-07-29 6:01 pm Lennie Also try anywhere else but the US, Dell will probably not sell to a consumer. 2010-07-29 9:07 pm jtfolden Isn’t Dell the only major player even offering Linux right now? They’re smart enough to realize that it’s not ready for mass adoption. They’re not going to push it to all users. 2010-07-29 9:15 pm satan666 Desktop Linux is ready for adoption. The masses are not ready to adopt desktop Linux On servers and mobile phones Linux has already been adopted. Edited 2010-07-29 21:16 UTC 2010-07-29 9:21 pm jtfolden As someone whose used/tried various versions for well over a decade, I love it as the basis for my Palm Pre but it’s sadly disappointing as a desktop. It always seems just a little behind. I think it will continue to be successful in niche/specific areas but will never grow on the desktop until several factors are overcome, including ease of upgrading individual apps. 2010-07-30 1:20 am nt_jerkface Desktop Linux is ready for adoption. Well Satan666 people have been saying this for years and it still hasn’t happened. 2010-07-29 5:38 pm TechGeek “lad” should be “land” I am thinking. 2010-07-29 9:28 pm jbauer I’m not willing to give SJVN a free web hit. 2010-07-30 5:28 am Bobthearch http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&l=en… 2010-07-30 8:04 am RogerBryce I think that’s happening in the US. I’ve browsed quickly through their site, but there’s no Linux offer from Dell in either Italy or Germany. They sell a lot of 32-bit Windows 7 on 64-bit cpu based machines.