An interesting little factoid emerged today. According to David Finch, nearly a third of the netbooks sold by Dell ship with Linux, Ubuntu to be precise.
Even though Dell is only the fifth-largest manufacturer of netbooks in
the world, it is widely praised by the Linux community as one of the
few vendors who does this whole Linux OEM thing right: a
well-supported, default Ubuntu installation, without toy user
interfaces or software releases that are two years old. Finch told
PCWorld that Dell is about to update their Linux offering to the latest
version of Ubuntu somewhere in the coming weeks.
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