Dell denies ditching Ubuntu

Dell has denied reports that it’s withdrawing its range of preinstalled Ubuntu Linux PCs in the UK.

Dell denies ditching Ubuntu

Reports are circulating that the company has pulled its limited range of Ubuntu desktop and laptop PCs because of lack of demand.

However, the company insists that the machines were only withdrawn for a short period while the company refreshed its range, and that it remains committed to the Linux platform.

“We would like to confirm that we are totally committed to providing customers with choice on our Inspiron notebook and desktop systems by offering Ubuntu on certain Inspiron desktop and notebook models – Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook,” a statement sent to PC Pro reads.

“Desktop systems are currently available as per usual, however we are currently updating our notebook Ubuntu offering – thus the short gap out of availability – and this is now available on our webstore.

“We apologise for this short delay in refreshing the offering and be assured Ubuntu will continue to be available on both the Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook as normal going forward.”

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