Dell to offer Ubuntu: Mark gets his Tier 1

Its officially official.  After rumors, conjecture and articles about Michael Dell using Ubuntu on his personal laptop the companies have fessed up to the fact that Dell will be offering Ubuntu pre-installed on laptops and PCs.  At this point the details are still sketchy but the companies promise to get back to us in a couple of weeks with specifics on hardware, configs and pricing. 

So now Mark "finally" gets his Tier 1 PC vendor shipping his baby and Dell's customers get what they've been clamoring for.  It will be interesting to see how many general consumers buy the offering versus developers and more technical folks and what type of volume Canonical will be supporting when the floodgates open.  

Ill be seeing Mark on Friday, he and his team will be holding a technical workshop at Sun on how package for Ubuntu, and Ill have to pump him for more information then. :-)

Pau for now...

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