Dell produces customized Ubuntu Linux for customers

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Au79, Sep 14, 2007.

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    Au79 Guest

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    sittingduck Guest

    sittingduck, Sep 14, 2007
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    Pennywise Guest

    Dell is at least giving people a choice other than the POS Vista. They
    are also offering XP rather than VIsta as well.
    Pennywise, Sep 14, 2007
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    sittingduck Guest

    Ok, you have a point there... I'm sick of removing Vista from all my friends'
    new laptops already.
    sittingduck, Sep 14, 2007
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    Fuzzy Logic, Sep 14, 2007
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    Mitch Guest

    So what? SAY SOMETHING about this, because 'customized' doesn't
    actually amount to anything meaningful or beneficial unless you know
    what is changed and how useful it is.
    Mitch, Sep 14, 2007
  7. sittingduck wrote:


    If I haven't mentioned it, thanks for the link in your sig.
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 15, 2007
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    sittingduck Guest

    Thank YOU for raising awareness, and creating the UIP. :)
    sittingduck, Sep 15, 2007
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    Mike Easter Guest

    This is an article about the Dell Inspiron 1420N with Ubuntu
    pre-installed. I would like to see if Mark Shuttleworth would confirm
    that he told Walt Mossberg:

    // Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born founder of the Ubuntu
    project, told me this week that "it would be reasonable to say that this
    is not ready for the mass market." //

    I find that doubtful.
    Mike Easter, Sep 15, 2007
  10. My pleasure, quackful one.
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 15, 2007
  11. Oh, and...

    Stealing that hat-tip *for* the UIP, unless you say otherwise (since
    you've already let me use other stuff).

    In fact, that moved you to the first Voices page. ;)

    Because your compliment and my respons kinda personalize my efforts
    and I think make the project seem less robotic.
    Blinky the Shark, Sep 15, 2007
  12. I also find it very doubtful.

    I note from the article a comment about "Codecs. The task of downloading and
    installing everything necessary to play audio and video files is a pain."
    You have the idiotic US laws & patent holders to thank for that. As they're
    not applicable in the UK. Searching "codec" in Synaptic finds the packages.

    As a footnote, M$ has threatened to sue some Linux companies because Linux
    and OpenOffice violates 235 patents that it *supposedly* holds. It has also
    said it will not sue businesses which use Linux distributions with which it
    has partnered, such as Novell. However UK lawfirm Moorcrofts, specialising
    in technology law, says M$ "claims" do not hold water under UK law.They say
    M$ only has 51 patent applications in the UK, *including the ones that
    failed*. In the US M$ has 7,336 patents, and applications for 10,761 more.
    Europe has a much more sensible approach to protecting intellectual property
    in software. Europeans use copyright rather than patents.
    William Poaster, Sep 16, 2007
  13. Now? Why they've been installing POS Windoze on them for a LONG time!
    William Poaster, Sep 16, 2007
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    raconstine Guest

    I believe Ubuntu to be an annoyance for even casual Linux users.
    raconstine, Sep 16, 2007
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    raconstine Guest

    Name any non-pos OS Windows they have installed, and any good Linux
    replacement, they have installed?
    raconstine, Sep 16, 2007
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    raconstine Guest

    What is the Be-All-End-All alternative to windows at this time, for
    default installs?

    I like PcLinuxOs.

    I think ubuntu is difficult for new users.

    What do you think?
    raconstine, Sep 16, 2007
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