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Old 25th Jan 2008, 10:04   #1
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Dell offers high-end Ubuntu laptop

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/01...buntu_laptop/1

PC maker Dell has quietly started offering Ubuntu Linux as an option on its high-end XPS M1330 laptop. A sign that the company is taking desktop Linux seriously?

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Old 25th Jan 2008, 10:42   #2
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Having used Ubuntu on my laptop previously, i would switch to it as my main os of choice if it had the same games support as Windows.
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about time they offered it... now if more follow linux can gain enough marketshare to get games to support it.
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 11:04   #4
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I wonder how many warnings you have to click through of "this is not windows, windows stuff will not work" before it will actually let you buy it this time?
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Anyone got a link for this, cant seem to see it on there site yet
was eyeing up one of these machines for some time now. ideal for work on the move
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Old 25th Jan 2008, 11:59   #7
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I was running Gutsy on one of these for a week or so and it was really nice, I don't need the games compatibility (that's what my desktop is for), but for web browsing and light media use it was great, even the play/pause buttons worked with no faffing about. Now dell are doing pre-installed versions I'm guessing the driver support is even better (and definitely better than the XP driver support these had when they first came out...)
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Going by the state of the pre-installs of Windows on Dell equipment I would hate to see what *******ised concoction of Ubuntu they come up with.
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Going by the state of the pre-installs of Windows on Dell equipment I would hate to see what *******ised concoction of Ubuntu they come up with.
well, there is still hope that dell bloatware isnt linux compatible yet
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Doesn't seem to be on their site yet unless I am being particularly retarded. Those do look pretty sweet though - reasonably high specs with Vista from only £600, and Ubuntu should save a bit so ~£550? I know I'd like one (though obviously not as my main machine), much more so that the Macbook Airy fairy
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Going by the state of the pre-installs of Windows on Dell equipment I would hate to see what *******ised concoction of Ubuntu they come up with.
It's Ubuntu, bloated by default
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well proof conclusive you can't please everyone, not even a Linux guy

even if its for commercial reasons I applaud Dell taking this approach
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I'm quite open about my opinion on Ubuntu, everybody knows it's not my cookie... I'm a power user

But don't get me wrong, I like the initiative. I just don't like the distro, but luckily it's easily wiped and replaced by my favourite distro
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Thats simply for being a power user. I on the other hand am different. I can't be bothered to become a power user. I'm just the regular guy that likes computers. I'm a bit conscious (tho not very) about software, so something free for my "superficial" use (as you'd probably think of it) with the easiness of Ubuntu is by far the best option. You can think of me as an enthusiast and not a power user. I've gotten other enthusiasts to come to the bright side, I won't stop. <3 Ubuntu
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That is the great thing about OSS, everyone has their preference. I fully agree that Ubuntu is great for a solution that 'just works'. I often recommend it to others for just that reason.

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you get choice with windows, you can have basic ,premium,ultimate....... lol
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I doubt they are taking it seriously they are just trying to regain themselves and offer something to make them more unique due to the mass amount of Dell haters with good reason that are out there, I mean really now that they are offering their systems on a retail level kinda shows that they are struggling.
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this is all well and good but has anyone found a proper link yet?
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