Linux News Today: Dell's Precision Mobile Workstation Series Now Shipping with Ubuntu Preinstalled
After teasing its customers last month with news that the Skylake-powered ‘Project Sputnik’ XPS 13 developer edition laptop will be shipping with Ubuntu, Dell now announces that its entire Precision mobile workstation series comes with Ubuntu preinstalled.
Of course, today’s announcement comes as huge news for those who have always dreamed of having a gorgeous and powerful Ubuntu-powered Dell laptop on their hands to play with, and Dell’s Precision 5510, 3510, 7510, and 7710 mobile workstations now all come in Ubuntu flavors, available for purchase worldwide.
“This means our complete Precision mobile workstation portfolio is now available globally with Linux pre-loaded. To get to the Ubuntu option, click on the “Customize & Buy” button on the system you wish to purchase, then select Ubuntu Linux in the operating system section,” said Laura P. Thomas, chief blogger for Direct2Dell.com.
As for the 5th generation of the Dell XPS 13 developer edition laptop, U.S. residents can now purchase one from the company’s online store. However, it only comes in three different i7 configurations, including one with 16GB RAM. The Ubuntu-powered Dell XPS 13 laptop will be available worldwide later this year, along with an Intel Skylake i5 option.
Dell’s announcement also notes the fact that some minor fixes for its XPS 13 DevOps platform, as well as the Precision series have been made available post launch, so make sure that you read Project Sputnik leader Barton George’s recent blog post on how to update your Ubuntu installation. Also, the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system will be available as an upgrade option soon.