Wednesday, August 1st 2007

Dell Expands Ubuntu Product Offerings

Dell plans to expand its Ubuntu PC and notebook offerings due to continued demand Dell has seen for the Ubuntu products, said Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu creator. Shuttleworth also founded Canonical, the company responsible for offering support for Ubuntu Linux users.
What's been announced to date is not the full extent of what we will see over the next couple of weeks and months,
There are additional offerings in the pipeline,
Shuttleworth said during an interview. Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden did not make an official statement about future products, but did say that Dell is happy with the response the company has received for Linux. Even though most of the products sold were likely to previous fans of Linux and open source technology, some first time customers also made purchases. Dell currently offers five products which run the Ubuntu operating system.Source: DailyTech
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3 Comments on Dell Expands Ubuntu Product Offerings

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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree and Im happy to see Ubuntu and other OS get a fair shake. This should lead to more sales for Dell, granted not the best pc maker, but not too shabby.

Im wondering though, does Ubuntu and them get monetary kick backs for their OS?
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ChaoticBlankness
by: WarEagleAU
I agree and Im happy to see Ubuntu and other OS get a fair shake. This should lead to more sales for Dell, granted not the best pc maker, but not too shabby.

Im wondering though, does Ubuntu and them get monetary kick backs for their OS?
No, they don't get anything for just the OS. They do however make money from training sessions for IT pros, and rightfully so.
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