Dell is going to offer Ubuntu on their coolest Ultrabook and will likely offer it at a discount from the Windows version (glad to see a company finally doing that, especially on the latest hardware).
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- no doubt! I generally take the license and key and pass it along to somebody that needs it :)Jul 20, 2012
- M$ will not be happy with Dell!Jul 20, 2012
- Again? How many times is this going to fail before manufacturers learn their lesson? Only the small minority of geeks are going to have the wherewithal to order a pre-built system with anything other the Windows. For every "my wife" or "my grandmother" uses Linux story, there are a dozen more "need Windows for x" stories. Does no one remember the previous attempts?Jul 20, 2012
- IMHO, the biggest win for this is that Dell will be helping with Linux support for all the shiny new hardware in the XPS. All the distros will benefit from this work.Jul 20, 2012
- The community always thinks a product is aimed at John Q. Public. This is a great solution for companies where the engineers are asking for linux but the company is requiring them to buy something "supported." There are other markets for this laptop that don't include your grandma.Jul 20, 2012
- Interestingly the article actually states: "The initiative is an extension of Project Sputnik, a pilot project aimed at creating an Ubuntu-based developer laptop."
So unless your grandma is a developer she isn't the market in any case.Jul 20, 2012