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jason_yes_jason
February 27th, 2007, 03:57 PM
If you havent heard Dell is introducing a line of n-series notebooks without an OS....

http://dailytech.com/Dell+Allows+Customers+to+Buy+New+Notebooks+Without +Windows/article6247.htm

I think Canonical should really push hard to get an agreement with Dell to allow the option of these becoming preinstalled with Ubuntu or at least giving the option.

I know dell does not want to be overwhelmed with customer support from people who purchase these at a lower cost than windows machines, unknowingly, and find they will not play many windows games.......etc....

If Canonical strikes the right deal with Dell (for support) this would be a major break for Ubuntu, and will allow 100% compatibility with all of the functions of these computers.

Mark Shuttleworth: Talk to Dell

megamania
February 27th, 2007, 04:00 PM
overwhelmed with customer support from people who purchase these at a lower cost than windows machines
I still have to check it out, but I read that non-windows machines are more expensive (around $50 more) than the ones with windows installed...

AlexC_
February 27th, 2007, 04:36 PM
I agree there should be some deal, but hey - nothing will happen over night and it will take a long while before anything major like this happens.

Also, wrong forum :P This has nothing to do with Fesity

gosh
February 27th, 2007, 04:48 PM
Dell has a costumer ideastorm going on. And guess what: most popular suggestion is to choose for pre-installed Ubuntu or another Linux Distro in stead of Windows. http://www.dellideastorm.com/ (http://www.dellideastorm.com/)

I suggested this question to Jonathan Roberts for his podcast interview with Mark. I haven't checked if that interview is already available. I was to be recorded yesterday.

Kateikyoushi
February 27th, 2007, 04:49 PM
While I agree this is a good idea and really good for linux not being the first isn't a really big problem. On the other hand the we don't have to deal with first line of customers who buy into this and start writing everywhere how and why is that button missing what was there in windows and make a bunch of goodbye ubuntu thread.

I am very curious about the pricing, I hope it won't end up like the media playerless XP in EU.

I do not think it will stop at dell and by the time it becames the norm the momentum behind ubuntu will prevail for home users not so sure about companies as never had the luck to try ubuntu support.

gosh
February 27th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Dell has a costumer ideastorm going on. And guess what: most popular suggestion is to choose for pre-installed Ubuntu or another Linux Distro in stead of Windows. http://www.dellideastorm.com/ (http://www.dellideastorm.com/)

I suggested this question to Jonathan Roberts for his podcast interview with Mark. I haven't checked if that interview is already available. I was to be recorded yesterday.

The interview is rescheduled to the 15th of March. http://questionsplease.org/new/node/8