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
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
Sander Marechal recently interviewed me for a story on LXer.com. 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.
Since we released our remastered Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs last week, several people in the Ubuntu community have been asking how we created those images. The answer is with the Disc Remastering Utility (DRU), an open-source project we recently released for customizing Ubuntu media. It was originally developed to … READ MORE
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
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
For those who have been waiting to download the Conexant modem driver for the Inspiron E1505n and 1420n, it is now available here for download for Ubuntu 7.04.
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