First look at Dell's Ubuntu box

Posted by danwarne on Jun 7, 2007 3:41 PM EDT; By Ashton Mills
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The hardware specs are reasonable (considering it's an XPS) but what's more interesting is whether Dell bundled Ubuntu as-is or tailored the distribution for its kit.

The kernel version as reported is actually one point release newer (and current) than the one shipped with Ubuntu 7.04, so obviously Dell has done at least one update for the OS image over the 7.04 release.

One cool feature is the recovery mode, which understandably pulls from a full Ubuntu image stored on a FAT32 partition. Nice touch, and congruent with other recovery systems from Dell.

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