Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dell Again Offer Laptops With Linux Pre-Installed ...

Years ago when Linux first started to encroach on the desktop market, Dell offered a choice of pre-installed Linux on their laptop range. This year in July they dropped that as an option, (under pressure from MicroSoft, it was rumoured)

Well, whatever the reason, Dell have now started to offer their Vostro line with Ubuntu Linux ready to go. It's available in a few days so obviously there's no sales data as yet, but I imagine it should be popular.

The only disappointment is that, as Linux is free, charging the same price ($430) as the same hardware with Windows 7 is a bit much.