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Dell launches Ubuntu open-source Linux PCs

Dell Linux PCs available today from $599

The three PCs all use Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessors. The two desktops contain 1GB of RAM and 250GB of hard disk space, while the laptop includes 512MB of RAM and an 80GB hard disk drive.

Users will be able to choose from several hardware options on their Ubuntu PCs from Dell. The options offered contain the most mature and stable Linux driver support, and Dell plans to work with vendors to ensure more devices include Linux driver support in the future, it said.

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Dell is offering hardware support for the PCs through its existing channels, with basic software help from several dedicated websites and Linux forums. Canonical is offering software service upgrades from the web site www.ubuntu.com.

The company also created the Dell Linux Forum at www.dellcommunity.com for users to find resources, troubleshoot, discuss issues and share experiences about the new PCs.


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