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Old 24-01-08   #1
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Ubuntu 7.10 on Dell's XPS M1330 Laptop



Today, Dell makes (once again) its Linux users happy, by releasing another laptop with Ubuntu 7.10 on it: the beautiful, superb, astonishing, sleek, sexy XPS M1330 laptop. Customers from Spain, Germany, France and United Kingdom can purchase this superb laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux 7.10 (with built-in DVD playback) today!
"Ubuntu 7.10 runs great on the XPS M1330. It has more power, more style. Thank you to the Linux community for the support. Your purchases and your commitment is the driving force behind this expansion, and is the key to more in the future," said Dell Linux Team in the release announcement.
XPS M1330 features:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 (1.50GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB) / T7500 (2.20GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Up to 4GB shared Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3100 or an optional 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS video card
  • 13.3" UltraSharp CCFL WXGA display (1280x800, 220 nits) with TrueLife and 2.0MP webcam
  • Up to 200GB configured with 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
  • Integrated Slot-Load DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Weight: Starting at 1.79 kg


What should you expect from Dell computers with Ubuntu?
  • The default software from the Ubuntu media will be installed on the system, including kernel and applications.
  • The peripheral options offered with Ubuntu will be a subset of what is offered withother operating systems. Dell will offer the hardware options on each system and they have the most mature and stable Linux driver support. These hardware options have been thoroughly tested by the Dell Linux team.
  • Dell promises to configure/install open source drivers for hardware, when possible.
  • Dell promises to use partial open-source or closed source ("restricted" in Ubuntu terms) drivers where there is no equivalent open-source driver. This includes Intel wireless cards and Conexant modems.
  • A wiki page of their Linux official website will give technical details of the supported systems, information on the device drivers used for system peripherals, details of Dell's Ubuntu factory-installation, and information on the problems that will be found during the testings, with their fixes and workarounds.
  • Dell recommends Linux users to buy Dell printers that have PostScript engines in them. The previous hyperlink lists those printers. You can also check in the Tech Specs tab for each printer on Dell.com show if it has PostScript or not.

Source : Release Announcement | Shop Online
Home Page : Dell - Dell Linux - Community Web
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Giving Ubuntu with lappys is a great initiative by Dell. It can really help Linux penetrate the desktop market.
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Available in India??
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