In February when Dell launched IdeaStorm as forum for customers to contribute ideas for product offerings, we received overwhelming feedback that customers wanted Linux on desktops and notebooks.
Update: These systems will be available in the coming weeks to customers in the United States. Update #2: 5-15: This blog post was erroneously unpublished last night. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.
This represents another step in the overall enhancement of our Linux program:
- Since 1999, Dell PowerEdge servers have been available with Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and since 2005 with Novell/SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.
- Dell Precision workstations have shipped for years with the option of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- OptiPlex desktops and Latitude notebooks are certified to run Novell SLED 10
- Dell updated its policy on driver support of new Linux desktop and notebook products to use open source drivers in kernel.org where possible
You can also find the IdeaStrom update in Ideas in Action section.
In this video, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth talks about why he started Ubuntu, Linux adoption rate trends, how previous barriers to Linux adoption for mainstream users are improving, and more.