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Dell dumps Ubuntu

No demand for open sores
Tue Nov 06 2007, 17:47

DELL APPEARS TO have dumped its flirtation with Ubuntu, in the UK at least.

One bloke who tried to order a Dell Ubuntu system told the Ubuntu forums he couldn't get one. According to his posting here, Dell says the machine is unavailable. Another poster reckons the whole thing was a publicity stunt.

And if you visit the Dell UK site, the page either hangs or ends up with a 'discontinued' sign.

A call to Dell's marketing folk in the UK confirms Dell no longer supplies Ubuntu pre-installed. "It has been discontinued in the UK," a closed source said. µ


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