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Dell unveils three consumer systems featuring Linux OS
Press release, May 24; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 24 May 2007]

Dell has unveiled three consumer systems – the XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktop PCs and the Inspiron E1505n notebook – that are now available with Ubuntu 7.04 Linux as the factory installed operating system.

Dell is offering hardware options on each system that have the most mature and stable Linux driver support, according to the company, which added that these hardware options have been thoroughly tested and certified by Canonical (the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu). For hardware options not offered with this release, Dell is working with the vendors of those devices to improve the maturity and stability of their associated Linux drivers, and expects to have a broader range of hardware support with Linux over time.

Model

Inspiron E1505n

Dimension E520n

XPS 410n

CPU

Intel Pentium Dual Core T2080

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300

Memory

512MB shared memory

1GB shared memory

1GB shared memory

VGA

Intel Media Accelerator 950 Graphics

256MB Nvidia GeForce 7300LE TurboCache

256MB Nvidia GeForce 7300LE TurboCache

Price

Starting at US$599

Starting at US$599

Starting at US$849

LCD

15.4-inch TrueLife WXGA display

17-inch flat panel display

19-inch flat panel display

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, May 2007

Dell XPS 410n

Dell XPS 410n
Photo: Company

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