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Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« on: June 17, 2017, 03:26:45 pm »
Dell now sells 7 different Ubuntu-powered premium laptops (and an all-in-one desktop)

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Dell is one of the few major PC makers that offers high-end laptops with GNU/Linux software as an alternative to Windows. 5 years after the company launched Project Sputnik to gauge interest in a version of the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu software, Dell now sells 7 different laptop models with Canonical’s popular Linux distribution.

There’s also a 27 inch all-in-one desktop option.


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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 03:32:24 pm »
Why is it ever only "premium" models ?

And I'm betting they're not for sale in the UK
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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 04:34:54 pm »
That's kind of cool...
But, I would like to be able to buy a PC with no OS installed...and at a comparable price to the version shipping with micro$oft windows. That would be Great! I know that in some countries you can get it, but I don't know if price is comparable?! What I know is that, where I live I can't get it.


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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 05:20:07 pm »
Why is it ever only "premium" models ?

Maybe it's because only "premium" clients use Linux ...  ;)

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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 05:47:47 pm »
I just find it odd that Linux could be used to make laptops cheaper .. instead it's only ever put on expensive models :-\
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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 06:45:05 pm »
I just find it odd that Linux could be used to make laptops cheaper .. instead it's only ever put on expensive models :-\

The link, in the article, does a pretty good job of explaining their rationale:  https://goo.gl/Hjmjk3

Project Sputnik: crazy idea to community driven developer systems

Basically, these are high-end machines, made by the dev community, for the dev community ...   ;)
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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 06:57:44 pm »

I'll say it again.

Linux The Smart Choice For Smart People. Windows For Everyone Else.  :P

Well said !

I've been dual-booting my 'Road Warrior 2', since the advent of Creators.  Wasn't interested in winders after W2K Pro.

It took me a while to match the look n' feel of the Peppermint Dark Theme, but they are amazingly similar now - and I mean that in a good way.

I don't use '10' for anything private or important - mostly just the Office 2016 Suite.  It's totally useless for developing software, maintaining websites, etc.

That's probably why there's a demand for Linux on high-end Dell machines.

I'd be interested to find out how many of these devs are dual-booting with winders, and which version they are running.

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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 07:22:40 pm »
Devs can afford them ...

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... even if they have to pay for them, out of pocket.

Most likely, their employers lease these machines from Dell, on a 3-year program.

When these models come back off-lease, that's the time to snap one up on the Dell Refurb site, for pennies on the dollar with a 50% off promo code.

I'll be searching for one in 2020.   ;)


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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2017, 07:28:52 pm »
I have nothing against Windows and believe that people should use what they are most comfortable with.

Agreed !

I H-A-T-E Microsoft in general, and winders in particular, but ...

That's what all the morons I deal with use, and it's a PITA to collaborate with them.  Even then, I refused to use XP-W8.

'10' is different.  It doesn't get the gag reflex going in me, like their other products, but they'll probably mess it up too.   ::)

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Re: Dell Now Sells 7 Ubuntu-Powered Laptops (15-June-2017)
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2017, 07:38:53 pm »
... but they'll probably mess it up too.   ::)
That would be the safe bet! :D
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