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LinuxPR: Dell To Sell Open-Source Ready Desktop Computer for Consumers

On Oct. 4, 2005, Dell launched the Dimension E510n1 desktop
computer to meet growing customer demand for open-source ready
systems.

The Dimension E510n desktop computer offers a balance of value
and high performance, and is ideal for tech-savvy customers who
prefer systems without a pre-installed operating system. The new “n
Series” desktop computer comes with a blank hard drive with no
operating system installed. Dell provides a copy of the FreeDOS
operating system, which can be installed by customers when they
receive their systems.

Additional features include:

Intel Pentium 4 6xx processors and up to 4 GB2 shared3 DDR2
memory provide mainstream performance

Multimedia features include up to two CD, DVD or combination
drives; optional dual TV tuner; optional 13-in-1 media card reader;
and optional 256 MB graphics cards

Integrated Sound Blaster Live 24-bit Advanced HD audio and
10/100 network controller

Silver and white tool-less chassis blends in with home and
office environments

Mini-tower design incorporates Dell QuietCase and BTX technology
for quiet operation and improved reliability

The Dimension E510n is available immediately in the United
States. The base configuration starts at $849 with a Pentium 4 630
processor, 512 MB DDR2 memory, 128 MB ATI RADEON X300SE HyperMemory
video card, 80 GB SATA hard drive and 1-year limited warranty.

For more information on the Dimension E510n, visit www.dell.com/nseriesE510.
Additional details on Dell’s n Series products can be found at
www.dell.com/nseries.

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