Congratulations Dell and Ubuntu!
By barton808 on May 24, 2007
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!"
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...