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TigerLinux 05-25-2007 04:50 AM

Dell released Ubuntu PC
I read it in google news,both desktop and laptop are available!

Simon Bridge 05-25-2007 05:37 AM

DELL Linux link...

Take a look...
... order from this page.


Dimension E520 N
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4300 (1.8GHz, 800 FSB)
Ubuntu Desktop Edition version 7.04
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache

/bin/bash 05-25-2007 06:33 PM

Just ordered mine :p

/bin/bash 08-10-2007 03:06 PM

Follow Up: Although I've never used Ubuntu I kinda like this. I might wait till I get another sata drive before I install Slackware-12.

Simon Bridge 08-11-2007 04:01 AM

I found that Ubuntu bunta'd my ability to mess with the OS.
Your temptation from slackware will be to find the controlling configuration files and edit them. It is better to look for a distro tool first. Make sure it's not in the repos before installing from source. Don't hand compile the kernel unless you have no option. (Recently: apt-get or aptitude: pick one and stick with it.) Avoid install scripts like EasyUbuntu or Automatix... as a slacker you will view these with suspicion anyway.

odcheck 08-11-2007 04:35 AM

I hoped that they will roll out RedHat Enterprise 5 as Desktop or Workstation release with one year Redhat Support subscription... but Michael maybe had a couple of golf rounds and drinks with the ubuntu crew...

edit cause... I KNOW That THEY also have some redhat but not for client hw.

Simon Bridge 08-11-2007 04:54 AM

Quite likely, they are very similar guys.
Personally, I was expecting SUSE and an MS "please don't sue us" deal for desktops too...

/bin/bash 08-11-2007 05:31 AM


Don't hand compile the kernel unless you have no option.
Whats a good treatment for kernel compile withdrawal symptoms :p

Simon Bridge 08-11-2007 06:05 AM

:) A bash on the head?

Which is not to say it cannot be done.
I just have no idea how modified the kernel can get without throwing off which package dependencies. Too radical and I suspect you'll find some packages stop working and need to be reinstalled... and that assuming the dependency runs off the environment and not the record of the installed kernel package.

The package management is seriously sexy though. With all compatible HW, there really is no need. (Suddenly that intel chipset don't seem so second rate...)

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