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Meet Dell's Ubuntu PCs

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Long expected, Dell finally officially released its first line of consumer PCs with pre-installed Linux, Ubuntu 7.04, on May 24. Here's a closer look at exactly what's what in Dell's initial line of Ubuntu-powered desktops and laptops.

Dimension E520n

The first of these computers, the Dimension E520n, comes from Dell's budget-priced desktop PC line. The base system comes with 1GB of 533MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (double-data-rate two synchronous dynamic random access memory) for memory, and a 250GB SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) hard drive. For a processor, the E520n uses a 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 CPU.

Inspiron E1505n

For a Linux-powered laptop, Dell is offering the Inspiron E1505n. This notebook is powered by the Intel Pentium dual-core 1.73GHz T2080. It also comes with an 80GB hard drive and a combined CDRW/DVD drive.

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