Dell Offers Identical Hardware With Ubuntu GNU/Linux or That Other OS

Competition on price/performance? Who needs that? We all do and Dell is giving us real choice:
“The Sputnik costs £899 – which makes it £120 cheaper than the comparable XPS 13 model pre-installed with Windows 8, which sells for £1,019.”
see Dell Sputnik now being sold in Europe.

Dell and other OEMs should say to Hell with M$ and offer more choice to consumers/buyers.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Dell Offers Identical Hardware With Ubuntu GNU/Linux or That Other OS

  1. ram says:

    I still don’t trust Dell.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Der Balrog really over the ultrabooks by what is left at Amazon and others I would say Robert Pogson was right in 2011.

    –But now one has Ubuntu on it, and suddenly it’s hot stuff. What happened to “small cheap computers”?–

    Step back look at what software the Ubuntu machine comes pre-installed with. Its still a cheap computer when you work out how much time you have to spend on a cleanish windows machine to get to the same level.

    Der Balrog
    –Why does Dell not offer this to consumers? Are they afraid no one will buy?–
    Answer here is mirror to what you are saying. Dell fears people who don’t know the difference buying then bugging support to run windows applications.

    If no one would by placing it on front page for something different would not be a problem to Dell.

    I will point this out. SMB section in Australia it is the first. Before that Linux only was enterprise section only in Australia for desktops and notebooks of any form.

    Sputnik is being released into the broadest number of countries in the SMB section of dell ever for a Linux laptop like device.

    Also dell is planning on releasing a chromebook in general consumer. So a Linux something laptop at every level in dell. Now these could end up threw the complete global network.

  3. DrLoser says:

    That’s a really good deal you’ve found there, Robert. If I add Windows 7 Ultimate for another $29.99, I can save myself £100 on a pretty nifty looking Ultrabook! And one with a top-of-the-range, proper operating system on, too!

    I may just follow your advice on this one.

  4. Der Balrog says:

    1. That’s one computer from how many?

    2. “Hidden” in the SMB section, so once again not for consumers. Why does Dell not offer this to consumers? Are they afraid no one will buy?

    3. You wasted no time back in 2011 and slammed the very concept of Ultrabooks right here on your blog, claiming them to be just another Wintel scheme, claiming them to be pricy niche solutions. But now one has Ubuntu on it, and suddenly it’s hot stuff. What happened to “small cheap computers”?

    4. Wasn’t Dell the bad company recently, for accepting Microsoft “bribes”?

    Mr. Pogson, the high priest of opportunism appears before us again. Blessed be he!

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