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[News] GNU/Linux Demonstrated on New Dell 14R

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Demonstrated on New Dell 14R
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:11:16 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Ubuntu Light demoed on a new Dell 14R

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| Ubuntu Light was announced a few months 
| back and is intended as a 'fast boot 
| version' of Ubuntu for quick access to 
| basic internet features such a a web 
| browser, Skype & Empathy..
| 
| The new 'Unity' interface Ubuntu Light is 
| intended to be fast, responsive and quick - 
| in the video below Ubuntu Light goes from 
| off to Yahoo! in less than 20 seconds on 
| one of Dell's newly announced i-core series 
| of laptops/netbooks.
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http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/ubuntu-light-demoed-on-dell-as-dual.html

Dell 14R Dual-Boot Ubuntu Light/Windows 7 Laptop Demo

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| Many in the Ubuntu community are looking 
| forward to the release of Ubuntu 10.10 this 
| October. One reason, as youâll see here on 
| a new Dell 14R, is the introduction of 
| Ubuntu Light, which Canonical is working 
| with OEMs to get pre-installed as a dual-
| boot option on Windows laptops â with the 
| benefit being they can access popular 
| productivity and communication programs 
| like Google Chrome/Chromium, Skype, Totem 
| Media Player, IM, etc. in about 7 seconds.
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http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2010/06/21/dell-14r-dual-boot-ubuntu-lightwindows-7-laptop-demo/

Dell thinking about shipping Google's Chrome OS on netbooks

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| A Dell executive has revealed that the 
| company is in talks with Google and is 
| exploring the possibility of shipping 
| netbooks with Chrome OS, the search giant's 
| cloud-centric Linux-based mobile operating 
| system. The news reflects Dell's interest 
| in experimenting with new platforms.
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http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/06/dell-thinking-about-shipping-googles-chrome-os-on-netbooks.ars


Recent:

Memo From Dell: Ubuntu Linux Is Safer Than Windows

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| Even as Dell ships millions of Windows 7
| systems, the PC giant is making a bold
| statement on its web site. Indeed, if you
| look hard enough youâll find Dell stating
| that âUbuntu is safer than Microsoft
| Windows.â Moreover, Dell quietly says it
| plans to ship Ubuntu 10.04 systems in
| mid-2010. Hereâs the scoop from The VAR
| Guy.
|
| Visit Dell.com/ubuntu and youâll find a
| âTop Tenâ list of âthings you should know
| about Ubuntu.â Item number 6 on Dellâs list
| states:
|
|     * â6) Ubuntu is safer than MicrosoftÂ
|     Windows The vast majority of viruses
|     and spyware written by hackers are not
|     designed to target and attack Linux.â
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2010/06/10/memo-from-dell-ubuntu-linux-is-safer-than-windows/


Dell Says Ubuntu Is Safer Than Windows

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| In a brief but bold statement, Dellâs U.S.
| website suggests that Ubuntu is safer than
| Microsoft Windows, especially for customers
| looking to avoid viruses. The statement,
| spotted by TheVARguy.com, also suggests
| that Dell will begin shipping Ubuntu 10.04
| on selected U.S. systems sometime in
| mid-2010. Hereâs an update.
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http://www.workswithu.com/2010/06/10/dell-says-ubuntu-is-safer-than-windows/
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