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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Heise
    Update 30-11-12: Dell has now revised the price of the Developer Edition of the XPS 13 down to $1449 (£903), which makes it $50 cheaper than a comparable laptop with WIndows 8.
    http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...e-1759350.html

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    It was not our intention to price the XPS 13 developer edition higher.
    http://en.community.dell.com/dell-bl...ng-update.aspx
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    Plus mainstream customers need a traditional support infrastructure where they can call the help desk for OS related question. I don't know if that's the case when you order a Dell product with Ubuntu?
    On the professional side of the house, Dell's support for Linux is pretty good. They ship lots of servers with preinstalled RedHat and Novell Linux, and their tech staff in knowledgeable.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    I find this page: http://content.dell.com/us/en/busine...ef=CFG&ref=CFG to be interesting

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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    reminds me of id software barely supporting linux by having one guy port the games and putting the binaries hidden on some ftp server, and then john carmack crying that linux sales weren't good enough.
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Ready some of the post in this thread shows why Linux on Desktop/Laptop is at +/-1% and likely to stay there.
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Ready some of the post in this thread shows why Linux on Desktop/Laptop is at +/-1% and likely to stay there.
    You blame the users? The only people who actually do use desktop Linux? Really?

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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    You blame the users? The only people who actually do use desktop Linux? Really?
    People post on these forums that we need OEMs to start pre-loaded Linux on machines and when one does they are told "why bother"
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    People post on these forums that we need OEMs to start pre-loaded Linux on machines and when one does they are told "why bother"
    No, they are told that just pre-loading Linux alone is not enough to make it an attractive option for the average consumer.
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    No, they are told that just pre-loading Linux alone is not enough to make it an attractive option for the average consumer.
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    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    No, they are told that just pre-loading Linux alone is not enough to make it an attractive option for the average consumer.
    Precisely. Dell's effort has consistently fallen well short of what the community wants from an OEM, with predictable results.

    It's not rocket science that a product that isn't marketed or supported properly isn't going to do well.

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