September 9, 2009

Dell Renews Ubuntu Linux Desktop Line Up

Article Source Cyber Cynic
September 9, 2009, 8:57 am

Microsoft is doing its best to bury desktop Linux with lies — but at least one major vendor, Dell, isn't just continuing to deliver laptops and netbooks with Ubuntu Linux; it's actually upgrading the version of Ubuntu it's shipping and, later this week, it will start selling Ubuntu 9.04-powered Inspiron 537s desktops.

As Dell's Todd Finch, senior product marketing manager for Linux clients, promised at OpenSourceWorld several weeks ago, Dell is now shipping its existing netbook lines with the latest version of Ubuntu, 9.04. If you order a Dell Mini 9 (a personal favorite of mine that now sells for $199), the Dell Mini 10v, or the Inspiron 15n today, you'll get it with 9.04. In addition, Dell throws in DVD-playback and the media software to play MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and WMV (Windows Media Video) files...

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