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Dell-Alienware introduce X51 range of Ubuntu gaming PC's
« on: April 06, 2013, 10:59:41 am »
Dell's Alienware division introduce (at least in the US) a range of four high spec gaming PC's (X51) with Ubuntu pre-installed:
http://alienware.com/ubuntu/

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Low end system ($599)

    Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual Core
    Ubuntu operating system
    6GB DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS) *
    1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 *
    Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11gn) WLAN half mini-Card
    1TB SATA 3Gb/s,7200RPM


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High end system ($1049)

    Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad Core
    Ubuntu operating system
    8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2 DIMMS) *
    1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 *
    Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11gn) WLAN half mini-Card
    1TB SATA 3Gb/s,7200RPM

« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 01:06:06 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Dell-Alienware introduce X51 range of Ubuntu gaming PC's
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 11:04:11 am »
As we are both on the same wave length with this (check out my post...its exactly the same as this but alot less information :P) what do you think about other manufacturers joining the bandwagon?

As Dells have a tendency to catch fire I like to stay away (don't believe me? just try searching 'dell on fire' and look at some images) and although I typically make my own machines I am still interested in seeing what other manufacturers might do.

It was rumored at one stage that HP were making a linux distro to ship with their machines. But I think that died when they were sold on (again).

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Re: Dell-Alienware introduce X51 range of Ubuntu gaming PC's
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 11:37:04 am »
I've said it before .. Windows is dead .. so the manufacturers will have no choice soon.

Microsoft are now at the "try to litigate the opposition away" stage, and are kind of admitting they cannot compete:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130409095055445
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