Trying to buy Dell's developer-orientated Ubuntu laptop - the XPS 13 - is a confusing affair at present.
Ubuntu's "Take a Billboard Photo and Win a Laptop" contest has been axed after just two weeks.
Cameras at the ready - snap an Ubuntu billboard and you could win a Dell XPS laptop running Ubuntu!
The Sputnik is Dell's cleverly code-named latest laptop endeavour. It's a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook that has a line up of hardware that Dell feels will lure developers away from competing vendors. I spent just over a month testing out the Sputnik, having been sent a unit directly from the good folks at Dell. And here are my thoughts...
Canonical's VP of Sales and Business Development, Chris Kenyon, shared some interesting stats on Ubuntu's uptake in the world during the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit.
Adoption of Ubuntu grew by a staggering 160% in India over the last year, according to Canonical CEO Jane Silber. The statistic, Silber says, is based on data Canonical are privy to, such as security updates, downloads and the number of pre-loaded devices sold.
Dell computers pre-loaded with Ubuntu are being rolled out across 850 retail stores in India. The move is the latest in a string of retail manoeuvres by Canonical and Dell, having arrived in 220 store across China late last year.
Imagine walking into a PC store and being greeted by a large Ubuntu-branded display with a host of Ubuntu-powered devices for sale. Well, if you're a PC-seeking shopper in China you'll have over ample opportunity to see just such a display, as Canonical's new retail partnership with Dell puts Ubuntu-powered machines in over 200 stores across the country.
Available pre-installed with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, the Vostro V130 builds on its predesscor the V13, maintaining the slim profile, light weight and full-bodied performance that a netbook is unable to offer.
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 […]
In a rather bizarre move Dell have decided to drop Ubuntu-loaded computers from their online store. The move, they say, is down to simplifying their online offerings; “Ubuntu systems are primarily targeted towards advanced users […]