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Dont eliminate XP just yet

Feb 17, 2007

2579 Votes

Status: Implemented

Ok, well I know I may be chastised for bringing this up, but vista is still a young operating system with its own problems etc... I would like to see both Home and Business computers, especially notebooks have an XP Home and Pro option on top of Vista until it has at least been out for a year. For those seasoned users like me who just feel that you need to let a new OS mature before jumping right in. I am planning on buying a new notebook, and I would like to insure I wont have to format it on arrival just to have XP. Status Update Check out the Idea in Action to find out more about Dell offering XP.

Categories: Operating Systems,

Don't make us buy Vista

Feb 22, 2007

957 Votes

Status: Implemented

From all of the press I have read it is plain that Vista is a big bomb. To buy the cheapest version I hear it isn't even as good as XP SP2. At the same time you need at least 4 Gig to run it. Offer other options... I don't care if it's Linux, XP, or a rat running on a wheel. Don't make us buy Vista. Status Update You can read more about this the OS options Dell offers here.

Categories: Operating Systems,

Please make Ubuntu XPS Notebook cheaper than XPS Vista Notebook

May 26, 2008

742 Votes

Status: Implemented

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 € Linuxversion: 923,44 € 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

Categories: Linux, Operating Systems, XPS,

Mini 9 netbook Ubuntu price must be cheaper than XP price with same config

Sep 4, 2008

439 Votes

Status: Implemented

OK, one more time. Dell marketing must think we are stupid or can't figure out how to add. There are three Mini 9 configurations: WinXPHome_fat, WinXPHome_lean, and Ubuntu_superlean. They are priced at $449, $399 and $349, respectively, after the usual mystery Dell discounts on only the WinXPHome versions. However, when you price out the Ubuntu model with the features of the WinXPHome versions it comes out the same compared to the WinXPHome_lean, and $65 more than the WinXPHome_fat. DUH??? Where is the inherent discount because there is no external cost to build it with Ubuntu, and how can you explain a surprise $65 charge to build it like the WinXPHome_fat model (1GB RAM/16GB SSD/0.3MPxl Camera)? They do have a chance to fix this before the Ubuntu version ships IN OCTOBER!! I guess Dell developers are as clueless as the marketers since they need an extra month to figure out how to install Ubuntu. Here's a hint, use PXE. I've used it for a little 5W geode-based server, so I am sure that an Atom CPU can do it! " Glad I could help, but I'll wait to order one of these until you get your act straight on the Ubuntu version. You should also add a disclaimer that the WinXP version is the XPHome and that it is really crippled compared to WinXPPro, while the Ubuntu is the full featured version (well except that you are probably still removing Wine and the OpenOffice suite from your install so you don't PO that chair throwing ogre in Redmond. Status Update Please see Vida_K's comment below

Categories: Operating Systems, Netbooks,

Offer Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS on your Ultra portables

May 26, 2008

264 Votes

Status: Implemented

The new Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS will be announced the first week of June according to an interview with Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth. 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

Categories: Laptops, Linux, Operating Systems,

8GB memory support for XPS M1330

Sep 22, 2008

106 Votes

Status: Implemented

Linux Ubuntu x86_64 and Vista x64 editions support 8GB without any hassle. It's an important feature when working e.g. with many virtual machines. Please enhance your BIOS to support 8GB for the XPS M1330! The M1330 features the PM965/GM965 chipset and for this chipset you developed already support for >4GB for the following notebooks. Just reuse the code: . Dell XPS M1730 8GB support . Dell XPS M1530 6GB support . Dell Precision M4400/M6300 8GB support We'd even appreciate this feature as an undocumented and unsupported feature. Just there and working for those who need it. Status Update 8GB memory is now supported in the XPS M1330

Categories: Operating Systems, XPS,

Please provide dell mini 12 with Ubuntu

Nov 13, 2008

66 Votes

Status: Implemented

hi,  I use Ubuntu in my dell. it just great specially the Ibex which just works for everything and really fast in 1GB ram. I am looking to buy a netbook .. I was eagerly waiting for dell mini 12 for 2 months when the news came up, as I don't like 10 inch screen with low resolution. But I am disapointed  to find that dell decides Vista instead of Ubuntu. Vista is even slow in 2GB dual core machines .What performance will it give in netbook ?? Ultimately I have to remove the OS to install Ubuntu in it. So there no reason to pay microsoft for it's OS which I am not going to use. It would be nice if dell mini 12 is also lanched with ubuntu like mini 9 with less price .So lot of people like who wanna use Ubuntu will save some money . Status Update Please see vida_k's comment

Categories: Linux, Operating Systems,

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