The good and bad news about Dell and Ubuntu
Nov 30, 2010, 14:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"A friend of mine recently got a surprise. She was
setting up her brand spankin' new Dell Inspiron m101z with its
dual-core AMD Athlon processor and 4GBs RAM) with Windows 7 Home
Premium. She wasn't happy because it was already moving slower than
her ancient XP Pentium M machine. When, out of the blue she got an
Ubuntu Light (PDF Link) v1.0 Setup window. What the heck?
"She was puzzled but since she's technically savvy, she quickly
figured it out. Besides, she was pretty sure that Dell technical
support was wrong when he first told her that "Ubuntu Light is the
software for setting up themes on the system." Ah no, it's not.
Eventually, he got it right. Dell is now shipping Ubuntu Light as
an instant-on operating system on some of its Dell laptops."