"Dell reportedly will release its new Ubuntu-powered computers
on May 24. In his blog, LinuxQuestions.org founder Jeremy Garcia
writes that a Dell staffer told him, 'We will be launching a Linux
based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next
"From this employee's note, it appears that Dell doesn't expect
these system to sell all that well. 'We expect these systems to be
less than 1% of our OS mix for the entire year which is ~20,000
systems annually,' he is quoted as saying. Still, this employee
clearly hopes the Ubuntu-powered Dell systems sells better than
that, as he reportedly added: 'The goal of launching Linux is to
continue to give our customers more choices to customize their new
Dell. Providing more options to our Linux Enthusiast customer group
will hopefully create even more Raving Fans...!!'"
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