Dell + Linux: Round 2

Dell 2.0 is in dire need of some good luck and they’re hoping that Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn will be that lucky rabbit’s foot. This will be Dell’s second go around with Linux installed PCs and we all know how the first run ended. It fizzled out in two years, but the demand for Linux based Dell’s is growing according to the IdeaStorm site, so they’re diversifying in the hopes that it will boost sales and bring them back to the top. It was also announced that that the Linux forum on Dell Forums website has been improved and given a more ‘prominent placement’. Consumers will also have the option of purchasing support from Ubuntu’s backer, Canonical. There isn’t a firm launch date, but we’re told that the Linux based PCs will be available in the coming weeks.

Dell picks Ubuntu for Linux PCs []