Dell Adds Gutsy Gibbon, Expands Linux Offering

Dell has announced that Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, will now be offered on its systems. The update comes only about a month after Ubuntu made 7.10 available.

Also announced was the inclusion of LinDVD with all Dell Ubuntu systems. So now they can play DVDs straight out of the box.

Starting at $499, the Ubuntu systems offer a significant price reduction over Dell’s Windows boxes. Unfortunately, the desktops have, for some reason, been castrated and only come with Core Duo, but the laptop comes with Core 2 Duos. Not really sure what that’s all about.