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

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

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Well Dell has the page up now to allow for the purchase of their hardware with Ubuntu pre-installed. Will you be one of the ones to buy one?
    Thanks,

    etank

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

    I'll be buying two Inspiron E1505s within the next week. One for myself and one for my brother. I really want to get a bird's eye view of Dell's commitment to Linux kernel driver development.
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Looking at the specs, I'm just wondering if you really do get a price break with buying an Ubuntu Dell over a Vista Dell. If not, you might as well purchase the Vista Dell and put Ubuntu on it for free.

    Granted, the 'hardware' for the Ubuntu Dell is pre-selected; but I'm sure you could take that into account when purchasing the Vista Dell as well.
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    The way Dell did this I doubt I would buy one. I don't think they will sell many of those junky models.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rab22 View Post
    Looking at the specs, I'm just wondering if you really do get a price break with buying an Ubuntu Dell over a Vista Dell. If not, you might as well purchase the Vista Dell and put Ubuntu on it for free.

    Granted, the 'hardware' for the Ubuntu Dell is pre-selected; but I'm sure you could take that into account when purchasing the Vista Dell as well.
    The inspiron one with ubuntu is cheaper than with Vista Home Premium, but a bit more expensive than Home Basic.

    I forget the other models. I think they were both cheaper than with vista, but I'm not entirely sure.
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    Naturally I'll be buying one. I just need to convince the wife.

  7. #7
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    Re: Ubuntu on Dell. Who will be buying one?

    I won't, but that's only because I already have a laptop (which I was actually very lucky to get in the first place). I hope they can sell a lot of those, though.

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

    I have started a new thread to address Ubuntu+Dell questions. See:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2714984

    Cheers,
    Fabián Rodríguez
    Ubuntu Quebec LoCo Team contact, UCP, UCI

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

    I don't think there is much price break. Would be better to build your own? Now as far as a Laptop that may be a definite possibility.

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

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