Congratulations Dell and Ubuntu!

Well last night they made it officially, offical.  Dell is preloading Ubuntu 7.04 on the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook.  The Open Source product manager at Dell thinks they'll sell 20K units, who knows could be a lot more.

Give the People what they want:  Late this afternoon, the web pages on both sites were updated to feature the news and to allow web-based purchasing of  the Ubuntu/Dell systems.  On the Dell site the Ubuntu announcement is one of the rotating homepage features.   The headline reads:  "By Popular Demand Ubuntu has arrived."  Followed by,  "The Dell community spoke and we listened.  The Linux-based operating system is now available for work or home."  The Ubuntu home page is a little cheekier: "Ubuntu is super easy to install.  But Why not have Michael do the work for you. Ubuntu on Dell.  Available Now.  Configure and Buy!"

Collateral Damage Advantage:  And more good news within this announcement is the fact that by virtue of offering systems preloaded with Ubuntu, Dell becomes the first Tier 1 PC vendor to distribute OpenOffice.   Consumers are now able to obtain,from a top shelf manufacturer, a free and open source alternative to proprietary productivity suites .

A big day in the FOSS world all around.

A toast to Michael and Mark!

 


Pau for now... 

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