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In February when Dell launched IdeaStorm as forum for customers to contribute ideas for product offerings, we received overwhelming feedback that customers wanted Linux on desktops and notebooks.


As part of an overall effort to update our Linux program, today we are announcing a partnership with Canonical to offer Ubuntu on select consumer desktop and notebook products.


Update: These systems will be available in the coming weeks to customers in the United States. Update #2: 5-15: This blog post was erroneously unpublished last night. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.


This represents another step in the overall enhancement of our Linux program:



We recently launched a Linux community board as another way to help our customers to get help they need to augment things we’ve been doing like supporting Linux mailing lists.


You can also find the IdeaStrom update in Ideas in Action section.


In this video, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth talks about why he started Ubuntu, Linux adoption rate trends, how previous barriers to Linux adoption for mainstream users are improving, and more.



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