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Modem Driver Not Yet Available for Ubuntu 7.10

For those customers currently using Ubuntu 7.04 on a Dell laptop, please be warned that the Conexant hsfmodem driver that we made available for 7.04 does not work with Ubuntu 7.10. If you upgrade a 7.04 installation to 7.10, your modem will no longer work. We are currently … READ MORE

John Hull October 18, 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 Update

As many of you know, the Ubuntu community is planning to release their next version Ubuntu Linux, version 7.10 (a.k.a “Gutsy Gibbon”), this Thursday. At this time, we’re not yet ready to announce our product plans around Ubuntu 7.10, but I would like to share information on some … READ MORE

John Hull October 16, 2007

John Interviewed by LXer

Sander Marechal recently interviewed me for a story on In the interview we talk about Dell’s work with Ubuntu, device driver support, and other things Linux going on at Dell. You can read the interview here.

John Hull October 12, 2007

Dell "Remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs Available for Download

Based on community feedback, we have created remastered Ubuntu 7.04 CD media to help with installing the OS on the Inspiron 1420 and 530. This media includes the drivers and fixes necessary to get the OS up and running with supported hardware on those systems. For example, this … READ MORE

John Hull September 10, 2007

Dell @ Ubuntu Live/OSCON Next Week

As many of you may already be aware, the Ubuntu Live and OSCON conferences are being held back-to-back in Portland, Oregon from Jul 22-27. Dell is a Gold sponsor for both these conferences and will be there to show our support for Ubuntu and Open-Source in general. During … READ MORE

John Hull July 20, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 Offering—Technical Details

Before we announce the availability of Ubuntu 7.04 on select Dell client systems, I’d like to give an overview of what customers can expect from our initial Ubuntu offering. Availabile Software and Hardware The default software from the Ubuntu media will be installed on the system, including kernel … READ MORE

John Hull May 21, 2007
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