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Author Topic: Dell drops ubuntu support  (Read 3204 times)

Josh

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Dell drops ubuntu support
« on: July 27, 2010, 10:23:32 AM »
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Dell has stopped selling home computers pre-installed with the Ubuntu operating system through its website.

The company told computer magazine PC Pro that it would continue to sell laptops and desktop machines pre-loaded with the Linux-based operating system over the phone.
 
“Dell has offered select consumer systems with Ubuntu pre-installed for more than two years, and is continuing to do so,” said the company in a statement. It said that it had decided to remove the Ubuntu machines from its online sales channel because the platform was better suited to advanced users and computing enthusiasts.

"We’ve recently made an effort to simplify our offerings online, by focusing on our most popular bundles and configuration options, based on customer feedback for reduced complexity and a simple, easy purchase experience,” said Dell. “We’re also making some changes to our Ubuntu pages, and as a result, they are currently available through our phone-based sales only."

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 02:10:21 PM »

Probably dropping it for or getting ready for Google's OS...just thinking out loud.

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 09:44:00 PM »
Yeah, one of the fun things about linux is learning to install it yourself, so then you actually deserve to use it ;D
Linux aint the future for home pc users/average joes, at least for this decade ;)
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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 06:11:06 AM »
But wait, I thought "This was the year for Linux"? Or wait, maybe that was 2009...er 8...er 7...well, every year in the last decade.

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 11:32:15 AM »
It won't be until it is available installed on a computer and in stores. Of course peripheral and other support is important but from a stand point of 'general sales' to the public it will catch on if it's sitting there on a shelf meters away from a PC and a Mac

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 02:26:04 PM »
Dell is still selling computers with Linux on them for over the phone orders. They're just not offering them from the website.


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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 03:35:49 PM »
They are still offering computers with FreeDOS on their website, though. (comes on disk, install it yourself)

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 05:15:09 PM »
Dell wasn't promoting them anyway. You had to do a google search to even find relevant pages on the dell site. Though I haven't tried 10.04, I don't recommend Ubuntu to anyone, even Linux users!

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Re: Dell drops ubuntu support
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 07:34:08 PM »
I wonder if this is somehow connected to Dell's shady financial history...