Ubuntu 7.10 on Dell’s XPS M1330 Laptop

Today, Dell makes (once again) its Linux users happy, by releasing another laptop with Ubuntu 7.10 on it: the beautiful, superb, astonishing, sleek, sexy XPS M1330 laptop. Customers from Spain, Germany, France and United Kingdom can purchase this superb laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux 7.10 (with built-in DVD playback) today!

Ubuntu 7.10 runs great on the XPS M1330. It has more power, more style. Thank you to the Linux community for the support. Your purchases and your commitment is the driving force behind this expansion, and is the key to more in the future,” said Dell Linux Team in the release announcement.

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Remastered Ubuntu 7.04 by Dell

Dell announced the immediate availability of a remastered Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) that will help you with the installation process of Ubuntu OS on Inspiron E1505N, 1420N and 530N Dell computers. The remastered ISOs include all the necessary drivers and patches that will get Ubuntu up and running with the hardware included in the previously mentioned systems.

The Dell Linux team removed OpenOffice.org packages that you find in a regular Ubuntu 7.04 CD, to make room for the necessary drivers and patches. Moreover, be aware that the remastered CDs from Dell are not officially supported by Dell in any way, therefore do NOT call Dell technical support with questions about these images, or the included software and be sure to update the OS after the installation.

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Source : Direct2Dell – Dell’s Blog

Dell Finally Sells Linux-based PCs in Europe and Asia

Dell Inc. has recently announced that they will start delivering their Linux-based PC in Europe and Asia. So far Dell has offered Linux pre-loaded desktops and laptops only inside the United States. Dell’s officials said at the time they were seriously considering expanding the sales but there were some issues which should have been solved before doing so, such as creating translations specific to each country.

But this Tuesday Dell announced they are ready to start delivering the systems to the United Kingdom, France, Gemany and China. Dell said that the Linux version installed on its machines from the European market will be Ubuntu, the same as for those on the US market. However, regarding the systems which will be sold in Asia, these will ship with Novell Inc.’s SuSE Linux. Also the Ubuntu PCs have already gone on sale since Tuesday while the SuSE based ones are still waiting to go on sale. Dell’s officials did not mention when exactly they’ll be ready, but this should be sometime soon.

Dell was the first large PC vendor to include in its offer pre-installed Linux systems. According to Dell, they’ve made such a movement as an answer to the Linux users from IdeaStorm.com forum who demanded for Linux systems. After Dell, there is also Lenovo which has recently announced the release of a Linux based laptop.

Kevin Kettler, chief technology officer with Dell was the one to announce the news regarding the Linux PCs sale expansion at this year’s LinuxWorld convention which takes place in San Francisco California, at Moscone Center from 6 to 9 August. This announcement was somehow expected as Dell has been writing on its official Direct2Dell website about plans to offer Linux-based systems outside US too.

“Wanted to be clear that Dell does have plans to offer Linux to more consumers in additional locations outside the United States. More details to come later this summer. We will also offer Ubuntu to small business customers in the future”, wrote Lionel Menchaca, Dell’s digital media manager on Direct2Dell website.

Source: Softpedia