Dell TechCenter Linux users may be wondering what you get when you cross Ubuntu 12.04 and Dell’s XPS13 laptop? That's easy, Project Sputnik, the new developer laptop initiative!   

"Sputnik is part of an effort by Dell to better understand and serve the needs of developers in Web companies.  We want to finds ways to make the developer experience as powerful and simple as possible.  And what better way to do that than beginning with a laptop that is both highly mobile and extremely stylish, running the 12.04 LTS release of Ubuntu Linux." says Barton George in his blog launching the Sputnik Project.

Customers in the web veritcal have been asking for a developer laptop and the Sputnik Project is the response to it.  If you would like to join the conversation, there is a Storm Session that went live this morning on Dell IdeaStorm. 

If you are looking to use Linux on other Dell Desktops and Laptops, there is a Dell TechCenter page dedicated to the broader topic.

Let us know what you think of the Sputnik launch!