One of my predictions for 2008 was that Dell would make it easy to find their Ubuntu options on their website.
You will have to decide for yourself whether I was right or not, I could read it either way. The URL is pretty unambiguous.
Anyway here is the link:
I think I will get an Ubuntu notebook next because I have a few spare XP licences lying around (from retired machines) so I can dual boot with one of those. Or go the VM ware route.I sort of feel I should try Vista, but I can’t really see why.
My experience with manufacturers versions of Microsoft operating systems is they are so badly pre-infested with crapware they are virtually unusable. And the idea of restoring to factory defaults is farcical (re-crapify). I’d rather do a clean install and patch/update from MS directly.
I think Dell do offer to de-crapify their machine but last I saw you had to pay extra.
I am assuming Ubuntu doesn’t come with Norton virus, but maybe it does, they are pretty pushy!.
Is Linux in your future?