Dellbuntu PCs Go Gutsy, Gain DVD Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 19 December 2007 at 09:12 AM EST. Add A Comment
Yesterday afternoon on the Direct2Dell blog it was announced that Dell is now shipping Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" on their pre-installed notebook/desktop Linux systems. Ubuntu 7.10 is available on the "Dellbuntu" notebooks and desktops today, while parts of Europe will see Gutsy Gibbon on the Inspiron 530 later this week. In addition, these Dell Ubuntu PCs have gained DVD playback support out of the box through the use of LinDVD (along with all of the other features found in Ubuntu 7.10).

This latest Dell announcement can be found in this blog posting (which also has a video interview with Mark Shuttleworth and Dell's chief Linux engineer). Mark Shuttleworth has also provided additional commentary on his blog. This product refresh is coming just seven months after Dell professed their love for Ubuntu and then began shipping Ubuntu 7.04.

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