DELL-Barton Ge
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Hi Axel,

I just pinged them again.  I appreciate your patience

thanks for the support!

Barton George

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aaahaaap
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Hi Jared,

First of all, thanks for working on proper Linux support! Also, it's great that you guys are pushing both the Distro as well as the hardware vendors to upstream changes/fixes.

I am looking at a Precision 5510 as my potential new development machine and have a couple of questions:

- Are the fixes that have been done published anywhere? Git(Hub) repo somewhere maybe?
- It seems like it's impossible to order a 5510 without the integrated graphics. Is this just an options that's missing or is it really not possible? I know they're no longer called "developer edition", but I'd guess the majority of developers doesn't need an external GPU.
If there is no 5510 available without external GPU can the option be enabled to fully disable the external GPU in the bios?
- Parallel to this, will there be a version with the Iris Pro Graphics P580 instead of the HD Graphics P530 the CPU's that are available now have?

FYI, I live in Europe as well (Netherlands) and both the XPS 13 and Precision 5510 can't be ordered with Ubuntu from the website.

Thanks again and have a nice day!

fes016
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Since this thread is about XPS Developer Edition availability would it be useful to have a separate thread for Linux availability on Precision 5510 (or all Mobile Precision workstations) or are people happy enough tracking information for both on this thread?

Ubuntu Linux 14.04 has been available for the Precision 5510 for nearly a month now, at least.  I had checked the Dell website around Feb. 9th (according to my own post on the Notebookreview.com forums), and Ubuntu Linux was listed as an option.

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DELL-Barton Ge
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

FES016,

Which country are you in?  It has been available here in the states for a bit.  By Europe has been a bit spotty.

thanks!

Barton George

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tech.nik
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

You said 3 weeks ago that the XPS 13 will be coming in weeks not months. Do you have a better idea of the timeline now ?

Are we talking of days now ? 🙂

Thanks for your work !

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blu3poptart
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Hello,

Are there any updates on availability? I was told that more information would be available beginning early next month.

Thanks!

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DELL-Barton Ge
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Hi Tech.nik,

Which country are you in?  US launch is right around the corner. Europe a bit behind. 

Im being vague because of the slim chance that something will come up that pushes the launch back.  Dont want to promise and then not deliver 🙂

thanks for your patience and support!

Barton George

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mstucki
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

There is a fine line between building expectation and building frustration.

Being so coy makes it feel like waiting for Godot.

Unfortunately, that still hits it.

So, where are the teasers? 🙂

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m4r71n
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

In the UK I'm still eagerly awaiting the release, I wonder if there should be a bleeding edge release for those that are OK with support not quite being finished.

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Elax75
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RE: Update on XPS 13/15 2016 Developer Edition availability

Hi Axel,

since I ordered one last week with Ubuntu pre-installed in Switzerland via email/telephone ordering I think it is already available. The status is "shipping".

It just not yet in the online configurator.

Just call them and ask!

Cheers.

Hannes

Hi everyone. Thx a lot for the tip Hannes. I called Dell France and was also able to order by phone (actually i have not yet, just want to check with a reseller if i can get a better deal...).

So i confirm that you can order the precision 5510 ubuntu edition by phone, at least in France, and that's awesome !!!

UHD or FHD is now the only question remaining for me 🙂

Cheers everyone, esp Barton, Jared and the sputnik team.

Axel