Dell Prepares Ubuntu 10.04 Systems
Jul 27, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Plenty of folks are confused about Dell's commitment
to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution promoted by Canonical. In recent
days, old rumors about Dell abandoning Ubuntu have returned. But in
reality, Dell indicates it is preparing to ship systems with Ubuntu
10.04 — the most recent Ubuntu release — within the
next few weeks. Here's the reality check.
"Most Ubuntu followers know the back story: On the one hand,
Dell says it is the world's leading provider of Ubuntu-based
computers. But on the other hand, critics note Dell's Ubuntu
website (www.dell.com/ubuntu) hasn't offered any desktop PCs with
Ubuntu pre-loads for the past year or so."
Confusion? Where? Does Dell shut down for a year between
Windows releases? --ed.