I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am, and the rest of the Linux home users, are that Dell came through on their promise. This marks the first time that a first tier level PC OEM has delivered Linux to the home market – and it’s definitely been noted by the community worldwide. Below is an excerpt from Direct2Dell’s announcement regarding the PC models which will initially be launched and their corresponding prices. Also, if you have a chance, check out the video (mid-page) Dell prepared touring the Linux group where they chat about free open-source software, multimedia codecs (more info), notebook ACPI and hotkey support.
It’s finally here. Later today, Dell will offer U.S customers three different systems with Ubuntu 7.04 installed: the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktops and the Inspiron E1505n notebook. These systems will be available at www.dell.com/open by 4pm CST today. Starting price for the E520n desktop and the E1505n notebook is $599; the XPS 410n starts at $849.
Hardware support will come from Dell. Beyond that, users can turn to the Linux section of the Dell Community Forum for help and also get the latest updates from our Linux team at http://linux.dell.com. Users also have fee-based options for operating system support through Canonical, including 30-day Get Started, One-year Basic and One-year Standard.
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