Dell choose Ubuntu for their Linux desktops

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The BBC are reporting that Dell have chosen to use Ubuntu on some of their desktop systems.

"Dell are going to work with us to make sure Ubuntu works fully on its hardware," said Chris Kenyon, Ubuntu's director of business development.

"For us it is a strong endorsement of Ubuntu and the unique support model we provide," he told the BBC.

Open-source software is developed by thousands of developers, and is usually free to use and download.

Firms like Canonical make money by providing software support for users of the operating system.

This could address something I looked at a while back, which is the lack of OEM Linux bundling and has to be good news for desktop Linux, Ubuntu and free software in general.

I can only applaud Dell for this move!

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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