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Dell's Ubuntu Gets A Hardy Upgrade

Dell's commitment to Ubuntu Linux grows, like Topsy. According to a post on the Direct2Dell blog, Ubuntu 8.04 (the "Hardy Heron" edition) will be coming to the XPS M1330N and Inspiron 1525N notebooks, as well as the Inspiron 530N desktop. Stick the "grandma-approved" label on it, too, as DVDs will play back out of the box (as they did in Dell's 7.10).

Dell's commitment to Ubuntu Linux grows, like Topsy. According to a post on the Direct2Dell blog, Ubuntu 8.04 (the "Hardy Heron" edition) will be coming to the XPS M1330N and Inspiron 1525N notebooks, as well as the Inspiron 530N desktop. Stick the "grandma-approved" label on it, too, as DVDs will play back out of the box (as they did in Dell's 7.10).

Dell's also still selling FreeDOS machines -- the Inspiron 530 and 530s -- but let's face it, it's Ubuntu that's generated the lion's share of excitement here. Also look for Ubuntu on Dell's XPS M1530n and color-coordinated line of Studio 15n machines come August.

Orders for existing machines can be fulfilled right now at http://www.dell.com/ubuntu.

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