This year already Dell has made several Ubuntu Linux announcements, such as shipping Ubuntu 7.10
on the Dell XPS M1330
and Inspiron 1525
, but today another announcement comes off the Direct2 Dell blog
. Dell is now offering Ubuntu 7.10 Linux (with DVD playback support) on its Inspiron 530 PC in China. China joins the half-dozen other countries where Dell PCs with Ubuntu pre-loaded are available and Canonical providing the technical support. Will Dellbuntu start to strike away at some of the 80%+ market-share that Red Flag Linux has in China? Two years ago Dell (and HP) were shipping Red Flag Linux Desktop in China.
The Direct2Dell announcement can be read here