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Quick First Review of the Dell Ubuntu Notebook Computer Inspiron E1505N

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One of the three Ubuntu systems Dell started to sell a few weeks ago is a notebook computer, the Inspiron E1505N. Since I was in need of a new notebook computer I decided to order one. I selected a few upgrades from the standard configuration on the Dell web site, and the unit shipped three days after I placed the order. Unpacking the computer and setting it up was remarkably painless. It has a cool design with black keys, silver and white framing and a beautifully bright and clear screen.

The packaging included a chart with very simple set up instructions: plug in the AC adapter and the network cable (unless you want to use wireless Internet access). So I did and turned the system on (the on/off button is in the middle at the back of the keyboard). After requesting consent with the Dell End User Software License Agreement, and briefly showing a GRUB boot loader screen, Ubuntu Linux started up. The first time around it asked a few questions to set up an initial user account and set the time zone. The rest of the booting took about 20 to 30 seconds.

The Internet was operational immediately without any further setup.

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