Last year, on this date, we posted that Dell was going to start selling Ubuntu-powered machines. We said:
Is this the moment desktop Linux proponents have been waiting for all these years?
This story came up in the “On This Day” section in the sidebar this morning, and I got to wondering about it. I had never heard anything else about it, and I thought, “Was that just another stunt press release about the mythical ‘Linux on the Desktop’?”
So, I went looking at Dell’s site, and I’m happy to report, that, sure enough, here are the Dell Ubuntu computers. They have four models — three laptops and one desktop. I went through the configuration process for the high-end XPS laptop, and you can apparently pimp out a Dell Ubuntu machine quite handily.
Nice going, Dell.