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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.
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Ubuntu Linux is now available on the XPS 410n high-end desktop system at $849 (compared with $899 for the same machine with Windows installed), the E520n desktop at $599, and the E1505n notebook at $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.

The Dell Linux XPS 410n will have the same hardware as its Windows-based brother: an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 with 1GB of RAM and a 250GB SATA hard drive. They will come with the standard Ubuntu distribution, which includes a whole plethora of free applications such as the Firefox web browser, and OpenOffice.org productivity suite, but no "crapware." Dell plans on including partial open-source or closed-source drivers if there is no equivalent open-source drivers for the hardware, which includes Intel wireless networking cards and Conexant internal modems. Dell is recommending that Linux users purchase Dell printers that support PostScript printing.

Take a look at these links! It's just a case really, I think of catching up wuith the web hosting linux vs windows options - with windows boxes usually do to the licence costing more

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/alliances/en/linux?c=uk&cs=ukgent1&l=en&s=gen



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With Dell, you can take full advantage of your Linux operating system whether at home or at the office. You can have an open infrastructure to support your open code.

Dell-with its standardized, flexible, affordable, scalable technology - is the perfect partner for your Linux operating system.

Dell offers a wide range of innovative Linux business solutions, including the latest from Red Hat® and Novell® SUSE® on Dell PowerEdgeTM servers and Dell/EMC storage. Dell enables simplified Linux migration and out-of-the-box web and database servers.

And now -- extend your desktop and notebook environments with factory-installed Ubuntu on select Dell DimensionTM , XPSTM  or InspironTM  computers.

Get the solution you want that helps you to perform and to innovate.


The latest ubuntu release is amazingly consumer friendly!

Ubuntu 7.04 - Time to switch?


Dell are even offering "Canonica" support for Ubuntu, http://www.canonical.com/support/register/dell/

What do you think!

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