Dell unveils exclusive Microsoft-branded Ubuntu OS
Mix up a penguin
Dell is currently flogging a cheap-as-chips netbook that apparently comes loaded with that well-known Microsoft operating system, Ubuntu 8.04.
Anyone dropping in on the computer maker's UK product website will be able to buy an Intel-based Inspiron Mini 10 laptop for £199 a pop.
And, according to the blurb on the site, one ickle mobile computer in its current range is being shipped with Microsoft's, er, Linux-flavoured OS.
Shurely shome mishtake, we think.
These days Dell, like many other big name computer vendors, has started to embrace the cuddly penguin by offering non-Windows laptops and PCs to its customers.
Indeed, the company even gives its punters the chance to distinguish between Linux and Windows on this helpful web page before a purchase is made, where it clearly states: "UBUNTU is not a Microsoft Windows operating system."
On this occasion though, we think Dell forgot to take its own advice. Whoops. ®
Tip of the hat to reader Alan for alerting us to this penguin re-mix.
there's another mixup :)
Choose WINDOWS if:
* You are already using WINDOWS programmes (e.g. Microsoft Office, ITunes etc) and want to continue using them
iTunes is one of the most typical Windows Programs one finds preinstalled, isn't it?
barbra streisand effect
Is dell now using the barbra streisand effect to flog it'scomputers through attempting to marry competing operation systems in text to see the droves of nerds driving by to see their webpage?
Mine will be the one with a tardis full of fireworks in the pocket.
"UBUNTU is not a Microsoft Windows operating system - and is not compatible with Microsoft Office programmes - so it's important you make the right choice:"
Presumably there is the game-playing support of windows DXwhatever with the linuxy free software from repositories and lack of DRM.
Awesome! Well done Microbesoft for finally producing something people will want.
@ Lord Elpuss
"You can't use MS Office on [Ubuntu]"
Yes you can! Works just fine for me. The wonders of WINE.