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Topic # 13666 22-May-2007 18:06
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Dell has confirmed they will be shipping some computers with Ubuntu Linux 7.04 pre-installed. There's a few things about not supporting certain codecs, boosting support for hardware and other things to read about.

"Dell, through their direct2dell website, has released some details of their soon-to-be-available Linux machines. Among the highlights: Only hardware that works with Linux is offered; open-source drivers are used where possible; binary drivers for Intel wireless cards, etc.; and no support for proprietary media codecs. Seems reasonable, but it's too bad that Click2Run isn't in Ubuntu 7.04 for the sake of those wanting to (legally) play DVDs, use AVI files, etc."

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  Reply # 71735 22-May-2007 18:55
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Haha woops sorry Freit. I actually tend to glance over the other parts of geekzone. Maybe its the font? Its quite small for me. I need cokebottle glasses I think.

Although I tell ya what, though. Its smiles all round though from the Ubuntu nerds. Cool It seems like the Linux of choice for 2007. Ive actually heard of a few elderly people (think 80s) who are not only running it but actually installed it and think it rocks.!

Cant wait to see how things develop.

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