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[SlashGear.com] Dell now offering Ultra-Book running Ubuntu

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Dell offered this statement: “We’re super excited about the XPS 13 Laptop, Developer Edition, and want to thank all the developers who have been actively participating in helping us create a laptop designed specifically for them. Basically, we loaded a super sleek Dell machine with Ubuntu to give developers the essentials they want while staying true to our core values of openness and affordability. But the power of the community input really helped make this a big success.


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Nice to see Linux adoption by big box OEM's
    
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Nice to see Linux adoption by big box OEM's
That is exactly what i thought when i looked into this article. Glad to see hardware people are looking for the software that will fully utilize what they put into it.
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hope more OEMS do this
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It's $1449 for a 1366x768 display? That's complete garbage.
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It's $1449 for a 1366x768 display? That's complete garbage.

You'd think with the money they saved on the OS they'd at least upgrade the screen. Overall that laptop looks very overpriced. I got an i5 15" 1080p laptop with a discrete 640LE 1gb card for $900 just a couple of month ago. Even threw 12.04 on it.

I feel like even if more OEMs follow this route, the savings won't transfer over to consumers.
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The windows versions are actually cheaper.
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You'd think with the money they saved on the OS they'd at least upgrade the screen. Overall that laptop looks very overpriced. I got an i5 15" 1080p laptop with a discrete 640LE 1gb card for $900 just a couple of month ago. Even threw 12.04 on it.
I feel like even if more OEMs follow this route, the savings won't transfer over to consumers.


A corporation willingly lowering their profit margin? lol tongue.gif
A copy of Windows only costs Dell about $30 anyway.
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A corporation willingly lowering their profit margin? lol tongue.gif
A copy of Windows only costs Dell about $30 anyway.

More like $10, max
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A corporation willingly lowering their profit margin? lol tongue.gif
A copy of Windows only costs Dell about $30 anyway.
Dunno. If I go to HP's website and custom build a business laptop, they knock off $100 when you pick SLED over Win7Pro.
    
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