Dell’s Ubuntu 8.04 Plans

According to sources close to Dell, the Austin, Texas computer giant will be pre-installing Ubuntu 8.04 on its laptops and desktops starting in late June.

Dell, the first of the major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to support the consumer Linux desktop, is determined to keep its lead in full-featured PCs with pre-installed Linux. So, Dell will be releasing the Hardy Heron on all four of its current Ubuntu-powered models and quite possibly on its mysterious, un-released UMPC (Ultra-mobile PC) as well.