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Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu now up for pre-order

11/30, 5:42am

Long-awaited Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu to ship December 11

Dell’s long anticipated XPS 13 ultrabook with Ubuntu is finally on sale. First announced in late July, it is the first premium ultrabook to feature Linux pre-installed instead of Windows. The XPS 13 is the culmination of Dell’s Project Sputnik initiative, which aimed to bring a Developer Edition of its ultrabook running Ubuntu 12.04LTS “Precise Pangolin.”

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Dell to preload Linux on XPS 13 ultrabook

07/20, 8:20am

Dell Project Sputnik leads to release of XPS 13 with Ubuntu

Dell will release a version of its popular XPS 13 ultrabook with Linux preinstalled. The company has issued a statement on the release indicating that the Linux-based ultrabook is part of its Project Sputnik initiative with the aim of bringing an Ubuntu developer notebook to market. When it is released this fall, the XP3 with Linux will ship with the Ubuntu 12.04LTS distro onboard.

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Dell XPS 13 upgrade sorts trackpad, fan troubles

03/21, 6:15pm

Tweaks address early glitches

Dell has released several updated drivers for its XPS 13 ultrabook, addressing hardware issues that have affected the new device. A touchpad driver is designed for improved multi-touch functionality, including scrolling performance and palm recognition to avoid accidental input.

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