Dell is to offer Ubuntu on its latest batch of ’2-in-1′ Inspiron laptops, marking the first time the OS has been sold on a mainstream hybrid device.
The 11-inch Dell Inspiron 11 3000 and 13-inch 7000 notebooks were unveiled at Computex last Monday. Both models feature a rotating display that can be folded backwards to form ‘tablet, easel, tent and laptop’ modes, similar to Lenovo’s Yoga line of Windows 8 and Chrome OS devices.
Although Dell offers the devices with Windows 8.1 by default customers can opt to replace it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop. Dell say the Ubuntu option will be available worldwide starting in September.
Sourced by Roy W Nash