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Dell not dropping Ubuntu, adds new ubuntu-powered tower to online store

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Scratch your head and then touch your toes; a few days ago news eeped around the blogosphere that Dell were deciding to drop Ubuntu-based offerings from their online store for a limited time due to a perceived ‘advanced users and enthusiasts‘ factor.

Well scratch what that Dell PR lady told PCPro because today they’ve expanded their range of Ubuntu desktops. A new Studio XPS 7100 desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 pre-installed has been added to the line-up.

This mini-tower desktop packs in 3GBs of Dual Channel DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive and. Processor options start from an AMD quad through an Oct-Core.

Prices start at $459.99 which isn’t too shabby although, if like me you’re UK bound, you still notice a distinct lack of Ubuntu-based products available to splurge out on.