View Poll Results: Will you be buying a Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed?

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  • Yes

    11 28.95%
  • No

    9 23.68%
  • Maybe

    18 47.37%
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Thread: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Australia
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    I voted yes but only if they offer it in Australia. No indication of when just yet. Hopefully soon.

    I don't think the price is the issue here. What you are doing is buying a PC without windows installed supporting linux ( go Ubuntu!). At this early stage it's the principal that matters. The Windows machines are subsidised, the Ubuntu ones are not. I didn't expect much price difference (if any) and wasn't disappointed.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
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    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    My next computer buy will be a Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
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    Ubuntu 6.06

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Yes, price is not the REASON.

    Becasuse:
    - Laptop without Vista = -50$
    - Lapton with Ubuntu INSTALED, CONFIGURED and TESTED: priceless

    The big news are not price. You can buy a made-yourself laptop cheaper than a branded one
    The big news is support, and all the boosting it'll make to Ubuntu and Linux.


    PD.

    European citizens are human beings too !!
    Let's go DELL and System76, we want you HERE !!
    SkarLoKo

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    I don't buy anything expensive without a lot of consideration first, and I don't see much of an advantage in buying an Ubuntu machine with no price break - besides, half the fun and torture of it is to find a way to get things to work! In spite of the strong call for Linux machines (70% of respondents at Dell website said that's what they wanted most as an option on a new machine) I doubt they actually sell many because current windows users will be too scared to try Ubuntu, and linux users will do what they've always done, adapt what they have to what they want.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Louisville, KY
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    127
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    I'll probably end up buying one.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    memphis
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?


    id never buy another dell but if a pc came with ubuntu id buy it

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
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    109

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Ordered a e1505n on the 20th. I upgraded the screen to wxga+, the ram to 1GB and the batter to a 9 cell. I'll post a review if anyone is interested.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
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    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Can I change my vote? I was so naive then. I've spoken to Dell now. I got an Asus.

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