Since I'm back in the saddle again… while catching up on some reading, I came across a post from the VAR Guy that I thought was worth spending some time on. In that post, the VAR Guy notes that we advertised a Ubuntu-based Inspiron Mini 9 over the weekend in some newspapers. I've done a bit of digging, and think those ads are US-based.
Since we launched Ubuntu-based consumer PCs back in May last year, one of the most common requests is that we advertise Linux more. Recent examples include ideas like Show more Ubuntu Pride from user meoblast001.
I don't mean to make a bigger deal out of this than it is, but the fact is that this is a small step in that direction. It's a small step, but it is a step.
We offer Ubuntu on select systems in several different several different countries. see this post for an update on that front. And for the Mini 9 Ubuntu fans out there, in case you missed it, check out Anne Camden's blog post and vlog that covers the custom interface that comes with Ubuntu 8.04 on the Mini 9.
If you want to browse the Ubuntu-based systems we offer, go to www.dell.com/ubuntu