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.