Linux fans will be able to order Dell Inspiron 1505 notebooks with Ubuntu later this week, according to an internal memo from a Dell employee. Dell customers will now be able to chose between XP, Vista and Linux operating systems.
Users inundated Dell’s user feedback web site with requests for a Linux option on Dell notebooks. In a few short months, Dell responded.
We will be launching a Linux based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next Thursday, 5/24. We expect these systems to be less than 1% of our OS mix for the entire year which is ~20,000 systems annually. Please cover the huddle deck below with your team by EOB Sunday. If any questions come up, please let me know so I can address them before launch.
The goal of launching Linux is to continue to give our customers more choices to customize their new Dell. Providing more options to our Linux Enthusiast customer group will hopefully create even more Raving Fans!!