Dell Makes An Ubuntu Installation Guide, Suggests Users Try It Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 28 May 2015 at 11:20 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Dell's latest forray with Ubuntu Linux is recommending users on Twitter try out the open-source operating system.

For a few months now Dell has offered an Ubuntu Installation Guide -- to Phoronix readers, there will be no value in it, as it just walks the very novice computer users through Ubuntu's graphical Ubiquity installer.

Interestingly, yesterday the Dell Twitter account for their Global Technical Support for Business Customers took to recommending Ubuntu as a new OS to try out. DellCaresPRO wrote, "Time for a new OS... why not try #Ubuntu? Check out our Ubuntu installation guide:"

The Old "Dellbuntu"

When it comes to Ubuntu/Linux shipping on Dell laptop/desktop hardware, there's still just a few select models in the major markets that come preloaded with alternatives to Windows...Perhaps they're still just waiting on Dell wanting better ATI/AMD Linux drivers?
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