see comment from Erik down below... [Dell's Pricing Team] $774 Inspiron 1420 (Ubuntu) IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache) Ubuntu version 7.04 Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz 80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive IntelÂ® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card Integrated High Definition Audio $824 Inspiron 1420 (Vista) IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache) Genuine WindowsÂ® Vista Home Basic Edition Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz 80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) 24X CD writer/DVD Combo Drive IntelÂ® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell) Integrated High Definition Audio Status Update The difference in promotion pricing was due to an error on the site, which has been fixed.
Preload Ubuntu on your 12.1 (XPS M1210) or 13.3 inch (XPS M1330) laptops. As it is now, there's only one choice for a laptop, and that choice is not a light laptop. The 12.1 inch and 13.3 inch laptops are much better to carry around than heavy 15 inch++ laptops. Status Update Check out the 13.3 details here Check out the 12.1 details here
It's discouraging to have a Tier 1 vendor (Dell) selling Linux products and yet not really tailoring to Linux. Don't get me wrong Dell, I am not trying to take away all the good you have done. Offering Linux is a step in the right direction and I would like to see more steps taken in a monthly or quarterly basis. But, it seems that the basis for your current Linux promotion is for the Open Source enthusiast like me. I use Linux at home and at work as my main operating system. I use Firefox as my browser and I'm trying to order a Dell Inspiron 1420N. However, it seems that the embedded flash script that shows the different colors choices for the Inspiron is not working under Linux. It also shows that I can't see the different images thereafter. It works with Windows running Firefox as my vmware machine verified. But that is not the type of user that will most likely purchase a Linux laptop. My request is simple. Can someone fix and verify that this page works well with Linux browser technology? So, that users can enjoy purchasing your Linux products and demonstrate that Dell really cares about their customer's operating system preference. Dell I wish you the best in this venture as your success in this territory will help the Linux Desktop become a reality to the open source community. Status Update Per jesse_l's comment, this issue has been resolved
I am a french teacher working in the south of France .The school's computers are Dell and Nec computers. Like most of my colleagues, I am using "opensource" (free) softwares, and specially Ubuntu for 2 years. It works perfectly and the pupils who tried Ubuntu like it very much. I hope it will be possible to buy a Dell computer without Windows very soon and I hope that all the Dell computers of my school will use Ubuntu. Not only because Ubuntu is free (even if it's not insignificant in a french school...) , but because working with Ubuntu forces you to understand and to think how and why you are using your (Dell) computer. I know that I'm speaking and writing english language like a spanish cow, so I'm sorry. I just want to finish my message with this: please be the first big computer manufacturer offering Ubuntu or Windows (which is very performant, but not the only one and specially at school) . Status Update Check out the Latitude 2100.
Hi, I have tested the price of the default Vista-Notebook XPS M1330 (in Germany) and the Ubuntuversion with the same Configuration. The result was amazing :(: Vistaversion: 909,00 â‚¬ Linuxversion: 923,44 â‚¬ Is Vista cheaper than Ubuntu?? I can not imagine. So my wish: Make Ubuntu-Laptops competitive! Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below
The new Dell Studio laptops look great! Taking the best design features from many other Dell products, and put them all into one. This laptop actually looks like it should run Linux (that is the first thing I thought when I saw it). I don't know why I say that, but it just does. So, why not give it ago? I don't have a Studio, though I suspect it shouldn't take too much to get Ubuntu working (may need one or two drivers written, but from my experience with Dell laptops and Ubuntu, most things work well). This is one of the products I would particularly like to see Ubuntu as an option to be pre-inatlled on if Ubuntu can't be an option on all models. Status Update Ubuntu is available on the Studio 15
The new Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS will be announced the first week of June according to an interview with Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth. http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/25/canonical-ceo-says-ubuntu-netbook-remix-bu... The OS is Tailor made for ultraportable type systems. They have been working with Intel on the project so it should run very well on the Atom Processor Status Update Please see this blog for details
I find it rather atrocious that Dell has decided to remove extended warranty options on all new Ubuntu systems. GIVE US BACK WHAT WE DESERVE! If you want proof that Dell has shafted us, here it is: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Dell_quietly_drops_extended_warranty_support_for_U... Status Update This was an ordering system glitch (which is now fixed), for more details click here.
Why not have a online E-Vote about which linux distro to offer.As the Ideastorm community update pointed out, even though there is a lot of interest in "linux"- there is diverse opinions about what is the best distro and which ones Dell should offer. Its not practical to offer all of them, yet in the end any single distro will result in complaints and be a compromise. Rather then try to decide independently which distro to offer first, host a online e-vote election where distro's can be nominated and run in a large online election. By having an organized election: *it will be limited to clear choices (distro's that were nominated)*Each will get the same exposure to voters, and in the same time frame.In the long run, any number of distros could be offered but this could help make it clear what distro has a lot of support and take the 'heat' off Dell for whatever choice it does make. If a distro team is angry they did not get elected its the community not Dells fault, and they could always run again next year in another linux election.Consider this excerpt from the Dell IdeaStorm February 23, 2007 release: "As this community knows, there is no single customer preference for a distribution of Linux. In the last week, the IdeaStorm community suggested more than half a dozen distributions. We don't want to pick one distribution and alienate users with a preference for another. "Dell does not have to pick, the community can choose for them with an election.--Update March 13th--They heard! From Ideas In Action: March 13, 2007Linux â€“ Weâ€™re listening... Now Tell Us More... : ) The IdeaStorm communityâ€™s interest in open source solutions like Linux on Dell platforms has come through loud and clear. Many of you have suggested a survey to help Dell determine which distribution is most popular, and we think thatâ€™s a great idea. Based on your idea, we now have a short survey, which will be open until March 23, where you can tell us more about your favorite distribution of Linux, your preferred method of support, and more.To access our Linux survey, see todayâ€™s blog post on Direct2Dell. We hope youâ€™ll continue to be a part of this discussion on Direct2Dell and IdeaStorm, and check back for more details as we gather your input. Here are the links (survey ended)Link to the blog here hereLink to the survey here (survey ended link removed)--Update March 24th--The Dell linux survey ended. Status Update Check out the Idea in Action that gives the details on the Linux survey.
Now that Hardy Heron has received the .1 update (signifying stability), it's about time you upgrade the Dellbuntus to it! Status Update Please see jesse_l's comment