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DELL XPS 8500 and Ubuntu 12.04

Dear sirs,
my wife and I are interested in your XPS 8500. This is the required system:
-----------------------XPS 8500 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Software & Services
OPERATING SYSTEM    Windows 8, 64-bit, English    
PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE    Microsoft® Office trial    
MEMORY    12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
OPTICAL DRIVE    16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD    
SUPPORT    1 Year Enhanced Support - America's Best Standard Support
SPEAKERS    Dell AY410 Multimedia Speaker System    
My Accessories
KEYBOARD & MOUSE    Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse Combo    
DESKTOP ESSENTIALS    Netgear Wireless Router - Dual Band 300 + 300Mbps (WNDR3400)    
PRINTERS    Dell 2230d Mono Laser Printer    edit
SEVICE & SUPPORT    1 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 1 Year Advanced Exchange Service    
XPS 8500    XPS 8500    
Chassis    XPS8500,BlackChassisw/19:1mediacardreader    
PROCESSORS    3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (up to 3.90 GHz)    
HARD DRIVE    2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s    
**VIDEO CARD    DDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 da 2 GB     
SPEAKERS    No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)    
NETWORK         wireless dell wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, bluetooth v4.0+le
WIRELESS    DNetgear N300 Wireless-N Router (WNR2200 & WNR2000)     
SOUND CARD    Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4    
USB 3.0    Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet    
** MONITOR    (already owned) Philips 244E    
Ship Material    Shipping Material, Direct    
Wireless Driver    Dell SRV Software 1703    
MOUSE    Dell Laser Mouse    
Some of the items ar not he same described in the US website such us the Video Card.
Since we use more Linux Ubuntu Precise Pangolin than Windows 7/8 we need to know if the system I've chosen is actually compatible with Ubuntu or not.
Enrico & Lucia

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Re: DELL XPS 8500 and Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not sure if this will help you, but it might point you in the right direction. Look at this link:


Unfortuanally I couldn't find your model there, but it doesn't mean it won't work ok at 100%. You may try asking around in askubuntu.com or ubuntuforums.org if the model you want to buy isn't listed here.

I hope you have luck with your purchase.

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Re: DELL XPS 8500 and Ubuntu 12.04

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