"Within the next few weeks we should see Dell shipping
Ubuntu-equipped computers to consumers. The announcement has
created a lot of excitement around the internet as it is the first
time that a desktop Linux distribution will be available from a
manufacturer this size. Dell has fallen on tough times as of late
but still has the potential to have a profound impact on Linux
users and the results of this deal will be closely watched by
everyone in the industry.
"There are many upsides that come along with the Dell/Ubuntu
deal. These have been widely discussed, such as hardware
compatibility, user support (a mixed blessing if you have to work
with Dell), the ease of purchasing a custom Linux machine, and the
competitive prices that Dell can offer..."
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