Several of us here at Dell sat down last week with Todd Weiss from Computerworld to discuss our Ubuntu Linux program. Todd's article from that discussion can be found here.
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New markets, bring it on!
How about a ultra-portable like the eeePC with Ubuntu pre-loaded or a product with Ubuntu Mobile.
+1 for Australia. Have recently purchased 3 XP desktops from Dell (for work - specific windows software) and want a lappie for home with Ubuntu. Pioneer Computers in Australia offer it, why can't Dell.
I am another Australian who would like to buy a laptop with Ubuntu (without Windows and with legal DVD playback). Why is this not available here?
I'm purchasing a Vostro 1500 tomorrow, and I will immediately delete Windows and put Ubuntu on it. I wouldn't buy this computer if it wasn't for Dell's support of Linux on the desktop, and that it is so well documented how to get everything working on this model.
I feel bad this isn't giving credit (and a sale) directly where its due (your team), and instead it will go down as yet another Windows XP sale. Hey, at least it is not a Vista sale, I'd have serious ethical issues about that. But the Vostro hardware, while similar to Inspirons is also significantly better and a little cheaper, and the Ubuntu XPS is out of my price range.
Is there anything else I can do to signal my support more accurately to the Dell Corporate Machine?
Any chance Hardy Heron will come preinstalled any time soon?