[ILUG] Fwd: Dell: Ubuntu Linux 9.04 now available
rod.murphy at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 14:01:33 IST 2009
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that by customising the ubuntu netbook
and adding the same hard drive (160GB) as the XP version makes it €25 *more*
expensive than the windows machine (which looks identical except for the
Is this to cover dells costs of creating their ubuntu 'restore' disk? Or
because they're not getting any money from the companies whos windows
bloatware they install?
2009/10/15 Ruairi Hickey <Ruairi.Hickey at collon.ie>
> On Thursday 15 October 2009 09:43:49 Ronan Mullally wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, stephen mulcahy wrote:
> > > Do they offer any Ubuntu machines in Ireland?
> > I bought a Mini 10 (may have been 'v', not sure), which was listed in the
> > tech specs as being available with options for Ubuntu and an SSD.
> > were listed when I tried to buy online. It took several emails before I
> > got a quote for a machine with Ubuntu. I didn't bother trying to look
> > and SSD. So yes, they do sell them, but you've got to go out of your way
> > to get it.
> > Out of interest, I've been running 9.04 on it for several months without
> > any problems The only issue was the video driver, which I had to track
> > down myself. Everything else worked without any trouble.
> > -Ronan
> Here's the link to the MiniV on the Dell site... great value at the
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