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Dell Prepares Ubuntu 10.04 Systems

Jul 27, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Plenty of folks are confused about Dell's commitment to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution promoted by Canonical. In recent days, old rumors about Dell abandoning Ubuntu have returned. But in reality, Dell indicates it is preparing to ship systems with Ubuntu 10.04 — the most recent Ubuntu release — within the next few weeks. Here's the reality check.

"Most Ubuntu followers know the back story: On the one hand, Dell says it is the world's leading provider of Ubuntu-based computers. But on the other hand, critics note Dell's Ubuntu website ( hasn't offered any desktop PCs with Ubuntu pre-loads for the past year or so."

Confusion? Where? Does Dell shut down for a year between Windows releases? --ed.

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