Apparently, Dell’s Ubuntu systems have been selling well and have caught the attention of HP. HP could even be preparing their own Ubuntu systems now.

Dell’s initial success with Ubuntu apparently has caught Hewlett-Packard’s (HPQ) attention. Sources close to HP tell me the company hope to offer PCs with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed in a few months — or perhaps even a few weeks.

Dell is now shipping some new computers with Ubuntu.

From a Ubuntu perspective, we’re now offering Ubuntu 7.04 to customers in the United States on the Inspiron 1420N notebook and the Inspiron 530N desktop. Both are available for order now at www.dell.com/open.

They are even going to sell outside the US soon!

In this morning’s Linux Live Expert Forum session, John Hull confirmed that we do plan to offer Linux on the client side in additional locations outside the United States. More details to come later this summer.


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