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Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line

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The vast majority of Linux users may get the operating system by downloading and installing it themselves, but there's no denying that there are distinct advantages to buying hardware with Linux preloaded instead.

Most notably, you can be fairly certain that everything will "just work" out of the box, and you'll have full support for any problems that may arise. You also ensure that your use of Linux is counted in the official market statistics that get collected, as I've noted before.

In addition to a smattering of occasional offerings from general vendors such as Dell and Kogan, it's typically a fairly set group of Linux-focused vendors that offer hardware with Linux preloaded.

On Friday, however, a brand-new option emerged when US PC maker CTL announced a new line of Ubuntu-powered computers, beginning with a notebook called the MB40U.

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