Dell continues to amaze me in that they are now expanding their offer of Linux based computer systems. The once Windows only OEM is now offering Ubuntu 8.04 on the following models:

Dell Inspiron 530N

Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor E2180 (1MB, 2.00GHz, 800FSB)

Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback

19 inch SE198WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor

16x DVD+/-RW Drive

Starting at $459

 

Inspiron 1525N

Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T2370 (1.73GHz/533Mhz FSB/1MB cache)

Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback

Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280×800)

CD / DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW Drive)

Starting at $549

 

Studio 15

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5750 (2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback

Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280×800)

8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

Starting at $699

 

XPS M1330

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5850 (2.16GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback

Standard Display with 2.0 Megapixel Webcam

CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW Drive)

Starting at $999

 

XPS M1530

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5850 (2.16GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)

Ubuntu 8.04 with DVD Playback

High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440×900) & 2MP Camera

Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)

Starting at $1,049

It is interesting that Dell has chosen to expand their line up of Linux based systems. One would think that Dell would not expand the line up unless there is a strong demand for the Linux only computers.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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