Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Which Linux will Dell offer?

Filed under
Linux

I've been following the story of Dell preparing to sell Linux on its business and consumer computer lines so closely that if we were cars and they came to a sudden stop, I'd crash into them. Despite that, I still don't know what Linux, or Linuxes, they'll choose.

Darn it.

Here, for what it's worth, are my best guesses on what Dell will be doing with its pre-installed desktop Linux plans.

First, it is going to be soon. Really soon. I expect the announcement before the end of April. After all, Dell began running Dell Linux desktop ads in late March.

Full Story.

I for one...

... would be completely surprised if they offer Ubuntu as their distro as choice. It would just be... so unexpected.

re: I for one...

I don't know, I was thinking Novell or openSUSE until that whole Michael Dell Ubuntu thing hit the fan. I wouldn't be surprised to see it now. Ubuntu does offer support too. Naw, I wouldn't be surprised.

re: I for one...

i would be disappointed.

re: I for one...

I think Dell/Ubuntu is a perfect match. Both cater to the mentally challenged crowd so I say "up the voltage".

Besides, with Dell's number one support technique being "do you have the factory restore disk handy" does it really matter what Linux flavor they pick?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Wine 2.0

  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 2.0 is now available.
  • Wine 2.0 is now officially available
    I just got the announce email from the Wine team that Wine 2.0 is now officially available. It's an absolutely massive release! For those sticking with development builds, you obviously won't really see a difference, but for those sticking to stable releases it's huge.
  • Wine 2.0 Makes Its Debut
    Wine 2.0 is now officially available. Wine 2.0 is the first release from WineHQ under their new time-based (annual) release cadence, following the Wine 1.9 development series. Wine 2.0 has many new features including GStreamer 1.0 support, Direct3D 9/11 improvements, X11 improvements, Direct2D enhancements, better support for many different Windows games, support for Microsoft Office 2013, and thousands of other changes in total.
  • Wine 2.0 Released, Supports Microsoft Office 2013
    A brand new stable release of Wine, the Windows compatibility programme, is now available to download. Wine 2.0 — yes, 2.0 — follows more than a year of development effort and marks the start of a new timed-based release cadence.

BlankOn Linux explained

Hi guys, welcome to the 15th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". We have made quite a few introductions from the start of this website, every segment has something unique to itself. So this time we will be having a Linux distribution which have pure philosophy and creativity, as our guest. Let's get to know more about BlankOn Linux. Read more

today's leftovers

FOSS in the European Union

  • Competition authorities first to implement DMS services
    The DRS are published as open source software using the European Union’s open source software licence EUPL, and are available on Joinup. The software provides connectors for most commonly-used document management systems, and includes scripts to create a database to implement the connecting web services.
  • Czech Republic is at the forefront of an open data international project
    With the beginning of the new year, an international project “Open crowdsourcing data related to the quality of service of high-speed Internet” was launched, which aims to encourage the development of open data in the user’s measurement of high-speed Internet.