[Nottingham] Dell taking Linux seriously now?

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Tue May 1 20:55:43 BST 2007

On 13 Mar 2007, at 17:51, Simon Osborne wrote:

> "Your feedback on Dell IdeaStorm has been astounding.  Thank you!  We
> hear your requests for desktops and notebooks with Linux.

Well well well ...

    ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6610901.stm

Computer maker Dell has chosen Ubuntu as the operating system for its  
range of Linux computers for consumers.

Fans of Linux hope that the move will persuade more mainstream PC  
users to abandon Microsoft Windows and opt for the open-source  
operating system.

London-based firm Canonical, the lead sponsor of the Ubuntu project,  
will ensure the software works on Dell PCs.

Ubuntu includes software like office programs, e-mail, a browser,  
instant messaging software and a media player.

Michael Dell, the founder, chairman and chief executive of Dell, is  
himself an Ubuntu user. He has the operating system installed on a  
high-end Dell Precision M90 laptop he uses at home.
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Andy Davidson - ( http://www.andyd.net/ )

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