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Windows Operating Systems

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro includes all the features of Windows 10 to support professionals, including non-Microsoft Store apps, domain join, remote desktop and BitLocker. Additional Pro features include: Remote Access Services, Group Policy editor, and Windows Update for Business.

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations has all of the features of Windows 10 Pro and more. It delivers faster data handling and storage, a new file system that finds and repairs faults, and support for the next generation of PC hardware, up to 4 CPUs and 6TB of memory. Windows 10 Pro for Workstation is an operating system edition required by Microsoft for Windows Pro systems with Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors.

Windows 11 Pro

Windows 11 Pro has all of the features of Windows 10, with added and enhanced features perfect for professionals and designed for hybrid working. Some features include:

  • Hardware-based security
  • Simplified Interface
  • Work naturally with Touch, Pen and Voice
  • Organized desktop
  • Smart recommendation for tasks and content
Upgrading a current PC? Check here to see if your current PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11.

Linux Operating Systems


Ubuntu is an open-source operating system built for Linux enthusiasts. Ubuntu is one of the most popular operating systems in the market, and Dell makes Ubuntu available free of any licensing fees. There are thousands of free applications available through the Ubuntu Software Center. The Ubuntu operating system offers safety and security through a trusted application software repository, data encryption and built-in protection from malware and viruses. For longevity and stability, Ubuntu includes 5 years of free security and maintenance updates with Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support). Dell offers Ubuntu on select products as an alternative to Windows or Chrome.

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®(RHEL):

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an open-source alternative to proprietary operating systems. It's a reliable, modern IT platform that lets you deploy applications on physical hardware, in virtual machines, and in cloud environments. RHEL boosts efficiency, is easy to administer and control, and supports all thousands of apps. Dell provides RHEL on select Fixed Workstation products with 1-, 3-, and 5-year subscriptions.

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