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FreeBSD-based Secure Laptop for execs/security specialists

May 20, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

FreeBSD is an extremely stable OS. OpenBSD is an an extremely secure OS. DELL should offer it a synthesis of these two OS's as an optional install. Security will be the most important criteria in the acquisition of technological goods.  The greater the diversity of OS's the greater the chances of being able to minimise the spread of malware contagions.  DELL, invest in FreeBSD!You will not regret it.Best wisheszeke 

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas, Operating Systems,

XPS 15 9570 wishlist -- add your wishes here too

May 12, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Bought and with deep regrets, returned the 9560: - Arrived formatted in legacy boot, took an hour to realize BIOS were wrong and reconfigure- Service tag was unkown to Dell Support on day of delivery and first call- Basic web browsing was extremely laggy, apparently was a driver bugAs far as feature request: - more emphasis on quality control at the factory- no bloatware, pure Windows install- Intel Iris Graphics for those seeking power efficient option in CPU-bound workloads- 4K USB-C monitor, 27-32 inch size with 5 port USB hub to remove need to docking station and power cable- Better keyboard on par with Lenovo T and P series- Non-fingerprint magnet chassis- Keep up the excellent 4K display in the 9560. It is/was fantasticIf I get the XPS15 9570 it will be used as desktop replacement for video editing. Thanks!

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems, Software,

Windows 8 Secure Boot

Oct 27, 2011

17 Votes

Status: Under Review

As an avid Linux user I would like to ask Dell to either have an option in the Bios to disable Secure Boot or an avenue to boot into a second OS.  Status Update:  This idea is currently under review.  Please understand that our ability to share information during this time will be limited. 

17 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems,

To enhance feature of desktop computer

Mar 18, 2016

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Most of the people using desktop computer at home, company, organization, institute and many other palaces according to their requirement. Most of the time they are doing very important work on their desktop. While they are working, suddenly power goes off and desktop has been shut down and they lost their important work or document.For this problem, I have a solution. Why don’t you HP people provide a small power backup like small cell or battery in CPU that save current data at any desired place in the system, That power backup provide power for only that particular time in which operating system save current data so that people can get back that data easily when power back.You people also have to talk with windows provider Microsoft so that they can add this feature in there operating system software because you are providing power backup but pro-grammatically this will handle by operating system.   

4 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems,

Bring back Dell UNIX

Jan 23, 2016

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

It seems that Dell had the idea for Mac OS X before Apple did, but then failed to stick with it long enough for it to do well: Dell should get a team working on it again and stick with it for the long term.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Operating Systems,

Let Us Choose XP For All Machines!

Jul 27, 2007

176 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

Dear Dell Service Team, After unsuccessful appeals to several levels of your support staff, I am writing to convey one last appeal regarding operating systems and purchasing options on your site. I am the CEO of a small web and graphic design business. We decided to purchase a laptop for our staff use on trips, and after studying all our options, chose Dell as our computer supplier. We were dismayed to find that most of the computer systems at Dell came pre-installed with Windows Vista, with only a few computers offering a choice of operating systems. Our computer of choice did not offer a selection. I find this mindboggling, since Dell as a company won't use Vista on its own computers until after SP1 is released.,1000000121,39286949,00.htm?r=8 And CNET gives Windows vista this dismal review: "...essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade." What is more mindboggling to me is Dell's refusal to work with our company when we appealed for a change in our order. We wanted the specific machine we ordered, we simply didn't want Vista. As it is, the only options we were offered were: A.) Cancel our order- though we'd already waited weeks for the order to be fulfilled - and order a machine we don't want that offers the XP operating system choice or B.) Wait for our machine to arrive, then go buy XP ourselves at additional cost, reformat the hard drive, and install XP on our own. These choices are horrible! Especially since one of your own staff told me by phone that Dell has received many, many complaints about Vista. Neither option meets our needs. We either end up with a machine we don't want which has the right operating system, or a machine we do want that we must "fix" prior to use. So I appeal to you to allow buyers to choose their operating system on ALL your machines, not just some. You don't have to offer a huge choice, but at least one more option than Vista! Kelli Standish Status Update Check out the Idea in Action to find out more about Dell offering XP.

176 Votes | 49 Comments

Categories: Operating Systems, Sales Strategies,

Pre-load OS on Replacement Hard Drives

May 2, 2008

24 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

When a Hard Drive fails on a Dell system and Dell replaces the hard drive with a new one, this is great. But often the end user is left re-installing the OS. Many novice users may do a poor job of this. Dell should have an image for that user (even if it is only an OS without any other licensed software) and have it already on the replacement drive. This way the user only needs to physically install the drive (or the tech can do it). The OS will just boot. Surly the additional features in Vista will allow you to do this in a cost effecent maner? Status Update Please see aaron_h's comment below

24 Votes | 5 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Operating Systems,

Dell Streak With Android Honeycomb

Apr 16, 2011

25 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

 There needs to be a new Dell Streak, but with AT&T's 4G network, Android Honeycomb, 16GB or higher, and 10 inches or more (like the iPad, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 inch (i think that's what it is), etc.) Status Update:  Please see this post on Direct2Dell about the Dell Streak Pro which is currently available in China.  Thanks for posting.

25 Votes | 6 Comments

Categories: Operating Systems, Mobile Devices,

No OS Preloaded

Feb 17, 2007

8107 Votes

Status: Partially Implemented

I have a XP Pro retail copy, will soon buy retail vista, I also like Linux: Make WINDOWS-FREE, and OS-Free an option for more than just expensive business lines. Status Update Dell has systems available that do not have an OS pre-loaded called N-Series line. You can check them out at

8107 Votes | 504 Comments

Categories: Linux, Operating Systems, Sales Strategies,

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