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Originally Posted by The Register .co .uk 
Dell today released Project Sputnik, a Dell XPS 13 tuned to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS that had been unveiled as a Skunkworks project in May.

Sputnik features an Intel i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB memory, a basic set of drivers, tools and utilities and is priced $1,549 with a year of support. The machine is only on sale in the US and Canada, but will go international next year.

Standard price for the regular machine from Dell is $1,499; you can compare processor, memory and CPU with the relevant MacBooks from Apple here. As ever, Dell undercuts Cupertino on the price, so the question is do you want to splash out a little more for a PC running Ubuntu instead of Windows for dev?

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== Standard Meta Packages ==

* ubuntu-desktop^
* standard^

== SCM ==

* git
* git-core
* bzr
* bzr-gtk
* bzr-git
* python-launchpadlib

== Utilities ==

* screen
* byobu
* tmux
* meld
* juju
* charm-tools
* charm-helper-sh
* euca2ools
* puppet
* chef

== Editors ==

* emacs
* vim
* vim-gnome

== Browsers ==

* firefox

== Common Build Tools & Utilities ==

* fakeroot
* build-essential
* crash
* kexec-tools
* kvm
* makedumpfile
* kernel-wedge
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Silly silly Register....256GB HDD space, not memory. I wonder if that's SSD. At that price it should be.
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Silly silly Register....256GB HDD space, not memory. I wonder if that's SSD. At that price it should be.

Yeah because someone would think it has 256GB of memory... while the article states 8GB RAM right before it?
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Yeah because someone would think it has 256GB of memory... while the article states 8GB RAM right before it?

The point I was making is that someone who's paid to write about technology should know that memory and hard drive storage space are NOT interchangable terms
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Yeah because someone would think it has 256GB of memory... while the article states 8GB RAM right before it?

The point I was making is that someone who's paid to write about technology should know that memory and hard drive storage space are NOT interchangable terms

True, true., but come on, everyone knows what they mean tongue.gif
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Made in the CCCP?

I think that this is some old Soviet tech that is finally starting to raise to the surface..
Edited by Karlz3r - 11/29/12 at 1:55pm
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Wait...the version with the free OS is more expensive? Did I read this right?
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No Nvidia?

Meh
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Wait...the version with the free OS is more expensive? Did I read this right?
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regular machine from Dell is $1,499

I was bewildered at this, too.
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The point I was making is that someone who's paid to write about technology should know that memory and hard drive storage space are NOT interchangable terms

It's still non-volatile memory. It would be incorrect to use "hard drive storage space" if it indeed had an SSD since 'hard drive' is short for hard disk drive.
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