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Dell Goes Ubuntu; "Windows Tax" is $50 According to Pricing

May 29, 2007, 14:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Reimer)

"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.

"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..."

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