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Dell loads Ubuntu on select Inspiron models

updated 11:55 pm EST, Tue December 18, 2007

Dell tries Ubuntu

Dell recently announced that it is shipping systems loaded with Ubuntu Linux v7.10 and feature DVD playback. Currently loaded in the Inspiron Desktop 530 N, and the Inspiron Notebook 1420 N systems in the US - with English, French, and German models being offered later this week - these machines represent a first, but large, step by the computer manufacturer, as it seeks to eventually offer Ubuntu with its entire product lineup as an alternative to Windows. After a lengthly portion of time between the Ubuntu release and its implementation in Dell's computers, users have access to the stability of Linux, with a few Dell-added bonuses as well.

Included with Dell's Linux distribution are some custom features, such as having Flash pre-installed, and the ability to burn a system-specific restore DVD based on a user's loadout. Other included features consist of three-dimensional effects in the user interface, as well as an easier desktop search engine and multi-user switching.



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