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Dell discontinues Ubuntu PCs in UK

Posted on Tuesday, November 06 2007 @ 20:54:21 CET by

Dell is now no longer offering PCs with Ubuntu Linux in the UK, The Inq reports:
One bloke who tried to order a Dell Ubuntu system told the Ubuntu forums he couldn't get one. According to his posting here, Dell says the machine is unavailable. Another poster reckons the whole thing was a publicity stunt.

And if you visit the Dell UK site, the page either hangs or ends up with a 'discontinued' sign.

A call to Dell's marketing folk in the UK confirms Dell no longer supplies Ubuntu pre-installed. "It has been discontinued in the UK," a closed source said.
Was it all just a publication stunt? Or are the computers with Ubuntu not selling as well as hoped? Who knows.

Update: The Inq received a new response from Dell:
"Further to your report yesterday on your site, we would like to confirm that we are totally committed to providing customers with choice on our Inspiron notebook and desktop systems by offering Ubuntu on certain Inspiron desktop and notebook models - Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook.

Desktop systems are currently available as per usual, however we are currently updating our notebook Ubuntu offering - thus the short gap out of availability - and this is now available on our webstore. We apologise for this short delay in refreshing the offering and be assured Ubuntu will continue to be available on both the Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook as normal going forward.

Again, we would like to re-affirm our commitment to offering our customers total choice by offering Ubuntu."



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