Dell Linux laptop

By Derek Sooman on September 19, 2005, 2:44 PM
Dell has launched a new laptop that comes with Linux. Itís pretty cheap too at Ä759 (£510), which will get you a Latitude 110L model with a 15-inch screen, DVD drive, Wi-Fi capabilities and between 256MB and 1,280MB RAM. The OS is Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005. Targeted at French students, the laptop by purchased with a low rate loan if you are a student.

The laptop is "one of the most affordable notebooks available in developed countries", Mandriva claimed in a statement. GaŽl Duval, the co-founder of Mandriva, said on Monday that he hopes the laptop will be available in other countries at a later date.




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cyber_rigger said:
It seems to me that Dell is just milking Microsoft for a better licensing deal.If Dell was serious about selling a Linux desktopthey would advertise them on their website.I looked, but all I found was this."Dell does not officially support running Linux on Dell laptops."[url]http://linux.dell.com/desktops.shtml[/url]If you want a Linux desktopyou may want to look at these companies.[url]http://www.addonshop.com/[/url][url]http://ww
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cyber_rigger said:
What make me mad is Dell spamming uswith ads for Windows machines at Linux news articles.IMO Dell is NOT a Linux desktop company. Shop elsewhere.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
Heh, thanks to Microsoft's secret licenses, we'll probably never see a dual-booting computer, with both Windows and Linux, from any manufacturer. It's always one or the other, not both.
cyber_rigger said:
"we'll probably never see a dual-booting computer"Some of the companies I listed above offer dual boot.Don't expect it from Dell or HP.
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