Archive for the ‘Dell’ Category

2007/10/15 Linux: Michael Dell says Linux Server Sales are Up

Monday, October 15th, 2007

From, Michael Dell says Linux Server Sales are UP! That is good for the Linux Community and for Dell.

Linux: Michael Dell says Linux Server Sales are Up

Posted by CmdrTaco on Monday October 15, @09:31AM
from the nobody-wants-vista dept.

Linux Business

00_NOP writes “Linux is growing faster in the server space than Windows says the Dell CEO ‘On the server side Linux continues to grow nicely, a bit faster than Windows. We’re seeing a move to Linux in critical applications, and Linux migration has not slowed down.'”

2007/09/02 Will the Pope Declare Google Evil?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Here is an interesting story from slashdot:

Will the Pope Declare Google Evil?

Posted by kdawson on Sunday September 02, @01:52PM
from the and-all-you-others-too dept.

theodp writes “In the next few days, Pope Benedict XVI plans to issue his second encyclical, in which he is expected to denounce the use of tax havens as socially unjust and immoral in that they cheat the greater well-being of society. He is also expected to argue that the globalized economic world needs to be regulated. Prime technology companies playing the offshore ‘profit laundering’ game include Dell, Google, Microsoft, and Sun, who set up subsidiaries in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is a low 12.5% and no taxes are charged on royalties (e.g. from patents).”

2007/07/28 Dell to offer more Linux PC’s

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Here is an article on Slashdot:

 “According to this article, Mark Shuttleworth from the Ubuntu camp says Dell is seeing a demand for the Linux-based PC and, “There are additional offerings in the pipeline.” I’m starting to see flashbacks of the days when Microsoft partnered up with IBM to gain control of the desktop market. Will other Linux flavors find their way to the likes of Lenovo or HP, etc, or will Ubuntu claim the desktop market working with other PC manufacturers?”

Here is the real article:

Dell to expand Linux PC offerings, partner says
Thursday July 26, 4:36 pm ET

BOSTON (Reuters) – Dell Inc (NasdaqGS:DELLNews) will soon offer more personal computers that use the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp’s (NasdaqGS:MSFTNews) Windows, said the founder of a company that offers Linux support services.

Dell, the world’s second-largest PC maker after Hewlett-Packard Co (NYSE:HPQNews), now offers three consumer PCs that run Ubuntu Linux.

“What’s been announced to date is not the full extent of what we will see over the next couple of weeks and months,” Shuttleworth said an interview late on Wednesday.

“There are additional offerings in the pipeline,” he said. Shuttleworth founded Canonical Inc to provide support for Ubuntu Linux.

A Dell spokeswoman, Anne Camden, declined comment, saying the company does not discuss products in the pipeline.

She added that Dell was pleased with customer response to its Linux PCs. She said Dell believed the bulk of the machines were sold to open-source software enthusiasts, while some first-time Linux users have purchased them as well.

Open-source software refers to computer programs, generally available over the Internet at no cost, that users can download, modify and redistribute.

The Linux operating system is seen as the biggest threat to Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Shuttleworth said sales of the three Dell Ubuntu PC models were on track to meet the sales projections of Dell and Canonical. He declined to elaborate.

Companies like his privately held Canonical Inc, Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHTNews) and Novell Inc (NasdaqGS:NOVLNews) make money by selling standardized versions of Linux programs and support contracts to service them.

There are dozens of versions of Linux, available for all sorts of computers from PCs to mainframes and tiny mobile devices.

Shuttleworth said his company was not in discussions with Hewlett-Packard or the other top five PC makers to introduce machines equipped with Ubuntu.

The other three top PC makers are Lenovo Group Ltd (HKSE:0992.HKNews), Acer Inc (Taiwan:2353.TWNews) and Toshiba Corp (Tokyo:6502.T – News).

(Reporting by Jim Finkle)

2007/07/26 Slashdot: Dell is asking for Better ATI drivers on Linux!

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Now here is a story with a better voice for the greater good of Linux:

Open Source IT writes “According to a presentation at Ubuntu Live 2007, Dell is working on getting better ATI drivers for Linux for use in its Linux offerings. While it is not known whether the end product will end up as open source, with big businesses like Google and Dell now behind the push for better Linux graphics drivers, hopefully ATI will make the smart business decision and give customers what they want.”

 From the original story:


 Dell knows it won’t happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211N support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers. At Ubuntu Live 2007, Amit Bhutani had a session on Ubuntu Linux for Dell Consumer Systems, where he had shared a slide with Dell’s “area of investigation”, which Amit had said is essentially their Linux road-map. Amit had also stated that the NVIDIA 2D and 3D video drivers were “challenges in platform enablement”. Dell wants to offer ATI Linux systems, but first the driver must be improved for the Linux platform (not necessarily open-source, but improved). Dell currently ships desktop Linux systems with Intel using their open-source drivers as well as NVIDIA graphics processors under Linux. Amit had went on to add that new Dell product offerings and availability in other countries will come later this summer.

This is a great sign! I hope this works out for Linux and for Dell.

2007/07/23 Worldwide XPS 700 Motherboard Exchange Program Launch Date Confirmed

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Posts now will come out @ 5:00 PM PST which is when the New Day Starts on

Here is the Dell XPS 700 Motherboard Exchange programs launch date confirmed on July 19th 2007 is now worldwide on Monday, August 13th, 2007 and the world wide exchange will end on October 13th, 2007. So you have 2 Months to get your upgrade kits. here is an excerpt from Direct2Dell:


Worldwide XPS 700 Motherboard Exchange Program Launch Date Confirmed

We are pleased to announce that we will launch the XPS 700 Motherboard Exchange Program worldwide on Monday, August 13, 2007.

On August 13, we will launch a website for XPS 700 and 710 customers to register for the program and to tell us what options you prefer. XPS 700 customers will be able to choose a Hardware Kit at no charge, and can also opt for on-site installation service at no charge. XPS 700 customers will also have the option of purchasing a quad-core QX6700 processor for 25% off our Electronics & Accessories price (pricing may vary depending on the time you order). XPS 710 customers will have the option of of purchasing a Hardware Kit and on-site installation service. Pricing and program offering details may vary by region and will be outlined in future posts.

This program will expire on October 13, 2007. All upgrade requests must be submitted no later than midnight Central Standard Time October 13, 2007. For more information, here’s the very first post where we outlined the details of this program, and here’s the link to the XPS 700 Motherboard Exchange Program category that contains all the information we’ve shared so far.

Between now and August 13, I’ll plan to publish more details about how to prepare, how the process will work, pricing details for XPS 710 customers, and more. In the meantime, we’ll continue to prepare for the rollout of this global program.

We appreciate your continued patience.

Published Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:30 PM
by Lionel Menchaca, Digital Media Manager
Filed under , , , , , ,



This is the 19th of July 2007 on Direct2Dell. Have a nice Day.



2007/07/17 Dell fixes Linux Prices

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Hello again happy Tuesday. here is an article from

Dell Ubuntu Linux buyers were recently outraged when a price comparison between identical Inspiron 1420 laptops showed that instead of the Ubuntu system being cheaper, it actually ended up costing $225 more than the same laptop with Vista Home Basic Edition. This was after Dell had announced the week before that Ubuntu systems would be $50 cheaper than similar systems running Vista Home Basic Edition.

“Bottom line this was an oversight, pure and simple,” a Dell spokesperson told “We will be posting a comment to IdeaStorm to that effect by tomorrow.” In the meantime, Dell says that the prices have been reset to the appropriate prices.

The systems that were compared were Inspiron 1420s with Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 processors running at 1.5GHz, with a 667MHz FSB (front-side bus) and 2MB of cache. Each uses an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 for video. For memory and storage, the notebooks come with 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 (double-data-rate two) RAM, an 80GB SATA hard drive and a 24x CD burner/DVD combo drive. To connect to the Internet, they use an Intel 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card. The only difference between the systems was that one ran Ubuntu 7.04 while the other ran Vista Home Basic Edition.

The base price of the systems remained the same. The Vista system cost
$819, while the Ubuntu system came in at $50 less: $774. Where Dell ran into trouble was that it was offering a special deal where customers could buy one of the colorful Inspiron 1420 line with Vista and get a ‘free’ upgrade to 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Dell valued this package at $275. If you wanted that same upgrade with Ubuntu, you’d have to pay the full price and the additional $275.

Now, Dell has corrected its mistake. If you go to the Dell Inspiron 1420 page, you’ll find you can get the same offer for the free upgrade to 2GB of memory and 160GB hard drive for the Ubuntu Inspiron 1420.

So, as of July 12, once more you can get exactly the same laptops from Dell, except for the operating systems, and you’ll pay $50 less for the Ubuntu-powered notebook.

so have a good day.

2007/07/01 Happy Canada Day!

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Well Look at this its the 140th birthday of Canada. There will be a special announcement coming soon. maybe sometime next week as in the Saturday July 14th 2007 which is less then 14 days away. There will be a hint about everyday this week plus a huge hint on the 13th of June. anyway here is the hint

7h15 (4m3 0u7 7h15 y34r. |/|0r3 480u7 7h15 70m0rr0w. this is typed in l33t.

Add to Technorati Favorites

2007/06/26 Dell Scraps Dimension Desktops!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Instead of having Dimension Desktops Dell has come out with Inspiron Desktops which support both AMD and Intel chipsets. They also Made a huge improvement to the Laptop line which Dell has brought back the 1400 line of 14.1 ” notebooks! They have also made 2 new 15.4 ” notebooks the 1520 and the 1521, and they have not stopped there! There are the 1720 and 1721 inspirons to go with that. The 1720, 1420 and 1520 have intel chipsets while the 1721’s and the 1521’s have AMD chipsets. The New Laptops also support the new Nvidia Graphics of the 8400M GS and the 8600M GT. There are two other Graphics cards sets that you can get. they are ATI x1300 which are now normally included and the updated Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 which was updated from the Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3000. The have also released a new XPS laptop which is ultra-portable so you can carry it anywhere you go. if you would like to check out the Canadian products go to

Also if you have any comments feel free to leave them in this post and I thank you for reading this article.

Ryan Orser.

Add to Technorati Favorites