Dell Staff Shows Ubuntu Linux Some Love

The biggest news surrounding Dell’s Ubuntu Linux offerings has been about the Project Sputnik XPS 13 laptop for developers. But in a sign of the healthy internal interest in open source support within the company, a Dell engineer recently posted instructions for loading Ubuntu on other hardware. They’re unofficial, but they certainly don’t hurt in keeping the Linux-friendly dream alive for fans of Dell’s laptops.

The instructions, written by Dell engineer D. Jared Dominguez, appeared on Dell’s TechCenter community website, which is aimed at IT professionals. Which means they’re not likely to find their way to the huddled masses within Dell’s customer base.