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Internet Explorer 9 Beta Looking Good

I’m here in San Francisco for the Internet Explorer 9 Beta Launch event and the crowd is excited. Microsoft has listened to us (Website developers, Dell and you) to create a browsing experience that gets out of the way and allows us to enjoy the web in a … READ MORE

Daniel Judd September 15, 2010

Dell and the Windows 7 Upgrade Program

For those that have been keeping up with Microsoft's Windows 7 development effort, Brandon over at Microsoft made it official today—the Windows 7 upgrade program will be here tomorrow on June 26. That's when we will begin Dell's Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program in multiple regions.  Our upgrade … READ MORE

Daniel Judd June 25, 2009

Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Program

  Windows 7 General AvailabilityToday on the other side of the world, at the Computex show in Taipei, Microsoft confirmed that later in the year, on October 22nd to be exact, you will be able to purchase Windows 7 factory installed on your favorite Dell PC. YEA! We … READ MORE

Daniel Judd June 2, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Experience

There have been millions of downloads of the Windows 7 beta since Microsoft made it official back in January this year. Since then, it's been good to see positive reactions to it in the blogosphere. As we all wait for the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate, I … READ MORE

Daniel Judd April 3, 2009

Evaluating the Windows 7 beta

Has it really been 2 years since Microsoft released Windows Vista?  While many have adopted Vista (on great Dell systems :)), it’s no secret that some larger organizations continue to run Windows XP.  As we near the end of life for Windows XP, it’s time to prepare for … READ MORE

Daniel Judd January 13, 2009

Dell XPS 1530n and Studio 15n Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04

Today is the day. For customers in the United States who interested in compelling notebooks with 15.4” Hi-def widescreen displays the Dell XPS M1530n and Studio 15n notebooks are now available with Ubuntu 8.04 factory installed. US customers can check out these systems and more at (or click on the Ubuntu … READ MORE

Daniel Judd August 7, 2008

Select Systems Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04

After months of testing and development we are ready to release Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on select Dell consumer systems. For consumers in the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, United Kingdom and many Latin American countries (like Mexico and Colombia) Ubuntu 8.04 will be offered on the … READ MORE

Daniel Judd July 18, 2008

Welcome the Inspiron 1525 to the Dell Ubuntu Family

Earlier today, we added the Inspiron 1525 notebook to our family of Ubuntu products.  And as with our other systems shipping Ubuntu 7.10, Dell is including built-in DVD playback capabilities so that you can get the most out of your new Dell. Customers in the UK, France, Spain, and … READ MORE

Daniel Judd February 18, 2008

Dell improves Windows Vista notebook battery life

When I talk to customers, I get lots of questions about overall performance in Windows Vista—especially in the area of laptop battery life. I saw an idea called Make longer lasting batteries for better portability from IdeaStorm user winoffice on the topic. While Vista brings a number of improvements to … READ MORE

Daniel Judd January 31, 2008

Ubuntu 7.10 on the XPS M1330, Ubuntu Coming to Customers in Spain

Since we've began offering Ubuntu on some consumer systems, two clear areas of feedback from the IdeaStorm community and Direct2Dell readers have been: offer Ubuntu on more hardware, and offer it worldwide.This Ubuntu-related post is still the third most commented post in Direct2Dell's history-many  of the 654 comments … READ MORE

Daniel Judd January 23, 2008

System Requirements for Windows Vista

Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista will be available for consumers on January 30. Earlier this month, they released final Vista code to manufacturers. Since we've received that code from Microsoft, we've initiated a 24×7 global effort to test our desktop and notebook computers. Unlike a “fixed” … READ MORE

Daniel Judd November 27, 2006
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