Dell Sells Ubuntu Linux-Loaded Computers in China

In 2007, American computer company Dell began to distance itself from Windows a tiny bit by loading the free Ubuntu Linux distribution on several of their computers, as a little experiment. There was quite a bit of marketing, not to mention all the reports of CEO Micheal Dell running Ubuntu on his own PC. While the attempt wasn't so successful, Dell looks to be giving Ubuntu another go – in China, though, this time.



Available at 220 retail stores, the laptops will be pitched by a team of Ubuntu merchandisers and backed by colourful advertisements and flyers. It remains to be seen whether this attempt will go well or not, but it is certainly nice to see an alternative operating system being made available.



(Via Canonical)

Rey M.L.
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Nov 10, 2011
by Anonymous

great advances

Such great advances in such a backward country. I wish Dell would market GNU/Linux here in the US. Why are we allowing ourselves to fall behind a sh*tty country like China?

Nov 10, 2011
by Anonymous

In India

I wish some thing of this kind happens in India too.

Nov 10, 2011
by Anonymous

Similar thing has happened in Nepal

Many stores in Nepal now sell OpenSuse laptops (pleasent surprise). It is better to have Linux rather than Freedos (which will be used to install pirated OS). I have yet to see Ubuntu. If Freedos was replaced by something functional like Ubuntu or OpenSuse we would see people knowing about Linux and actually using it. By the way they come with all the stuffs (like mp3 support pre-installed).

Nov 12, 2011
by Anonymous

zona ubuntu

Hope it happens in a few years around the world.

Nov 16, 2011
by Anonymous

Backward country?

How backward and sh*tty is China as a country when they control majority of US debt? As well as their development rate is something US has never came close?

Dec 8, 2011
by Anonymous

Shitty ??

you're soon light years behind.