Dell XPS 1330n is like m1330, Except It’s Got Ubuntu Linux

That crazy penguin is making some huge strides toward the mainstream, because Dell has announced that they will be preloading the Linux-based Ubuntu 7.10 OS in their new XPS 1330n notebook computer. From what I can gather, this unit is similar in many ways to the Windows-based XPS m1330, with the obvious difference of hte operating system.

Critical features on the Dell XPS 1330n — which will be sold in Tuxedo Black, Midnight Blue, and Crimson Red — include such things as an Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor, a hard drive ranging from 120GB to 320GB, up to 4GB of SDRAM, and a 13.3-inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 resolution. There is also an option for a 64GB SSD, though that will surely come at quite a hefty premium.

The initial launch is being planned for Europe with a follow-up into North America within the first week of February 2008. Are you excited about getting Linux pre-installed on your Dell laptop? I wonder if the removal of the Microsoft tax will result in a lower price point.

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