Dell unveils three Ubuntu 7.0.4 systems
The three new systems from Dell are the XPS 410n and Dimension E520 desktop, and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. All three new systems give customers three different operating system options, they can either have Microsoft Windows, a machine with no OS, or a machine pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux.
The hardware isn’t mind boggling but should satisfy office users. The XPS 410n features an Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 processor and 1GB of memory. The systems graphical needs are dealt by a low-end 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7300LE. Dell’s Dimension E520 features the same hardware as the 410n, the only thing that differs is the 17-inch flat panel display included in the E520, as opposed to the 19-inch found on the XPS. On the mobile side of things we find the Inspiron E1505n which includes a Pentium D T2080 processor, 512MB and Intel Media Accelerator 950 Graphics.
“The interest and enthusiasm from customers who challenged us to deliver a consumer Linux solution has been met with a team of dedicated professionals within Dell and Canoncial,” said Neil Hand, Vice President of Consumer Product Group.
We will continue to work with vendors to improve the stability of the associated Linux drivers moving forward. That?s part of our longer-term goal to increase the number of drivers that work at the kernel level?something Direct2Dell readers made very clear. We?ll get there, it just takes time.