Calm down! Dell is not throwing Ubuntu Linux out!
Jul 27, 2010, 16:33 (3 Talkback[s])
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"People seem to love bad news. This last weekend, the
'bad' news was that Dell has stopped offering Ubuntu Linux
pre-installed on laptops and netbooks. There was only one problem
with the story: It's not true.
"While Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, won't be making
their official statement on the situation until tomorrow, July
28th, Gerry Carr Canonical's marketing manager, told me today that
the stories that Dell will no longer be offering Ubuntu
pre-installed on its hardware "is NOT true." In addition, a Dell
representative said that "Dell has no plans to discontinue its