Dellbuntu 7.10: Dell updates its pre-loaded Linux PC offerings
Don't get us wrong, for the most part, we're just happy to see that Dell is still offering PCs with Linux preloaded. The company started offering computers with Ubuntu 7.04 earlier this year. Dell is also selling workstations running Red Hat's Enterprise Linux version 5.
Ubuntu 7.10 is already available to US customers who order an Inspiron 530 desktop or Inspiron 1420 notebook. Customers in England, France, and Germany will be able to get Ubuntu 7.10 on Inspiron 530 notebooks later this week.
Of course, if you've got a Dell PC that's running Ubuntu 7.04, (or practically any other computer for that matter) you can always just download and install Ubuntu 7.10 on your own. Linux users should be able to grab the update through Ubuntu's update manager, while new Linux users can download a liveCD installation disc from Ubuntu. But it's always nice to get a machine that's designed with your operating system in mind, rather than hoping that your operating system will run well on your chosen machine.