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Dell Fixes Ubuntu Laptop Pricing

Jul 13, 2007, 14:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Dell Ubuntu Linux buyers were recently outraged when a price comparison between identical Inspiron 1420 laptops showed that instead of the Ubuntu system being cheaper, it actually ended up costing $225 more than the same laptop with Vista Home Basic Edition. This was after Dell had announced the week before that Ubuntu systems would be $50 cheaper than similar systems running Vista Home Basic Edition.

"'Bottom line this was an oversight, pure and simple,' a Dell spokesperson told DesktopLinux.com. 'We will be posting a comment to IdeaStorm to that effect by tomorrow.' In the meantime, Dell says that the prices have been reset to the appropriate prices..."

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