â€œWe still do not know which Linux Dell Inc. will be installing on its desktops and laptops. Among the distributions we know to be under consideration are: Novell/SUSE, Red Hat, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. It would be safe to say now, though, that Ubuntu will be at least one of the Linuxes that Dell will be offering,â€ DesktopLinux claims.
The web-site also reports Michael S. Dell, president and CEO of Dell Inc, uses Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Linux operating system on his personal Precision M90 notebook computer. Along with the latest Ubuntu version, released this week, Dell uses software such as VMWare Workstation 6 Beta, and OpenOffice.org 2.2, Automatix2, Firefox 220.127.116.11 and Evolution Groupware 2.10, according to his biography.
Dell Inc. has confirmed last month it will offer laptop and desktop computers with factory installed Linux operating system, after the thousands of companyâ€™s IdeaStorm Blog visitors voted for that idea.
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