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Ordering Ubuntu on a Dell Laptop

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It was time to replace the old Latitude 110L that had been my main blogging device, and since I've been running Ubuntu for a couple of years, I thought, "Why not order a Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed?" I'm so naive.

I've loaded Ubuntu on a number of machines and have had to tweak and hack things together before to get them working, especially wireless, but I've adapted and learned to do things like look for wireless cards with Linux-friendly chip-sets.

What could be easier than ordering a machine directly from Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed?

So I plunked down my cash for a sweet XPS 1530 with 4GB of RAM, a monster hard drive, integrated wireless, webcam, fingerprint reader, the whole enchilada.

About a week later, the FedEx truck drove up, and I was in possession of my XPS.

rest here




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