Dell has said that there will be international sales of consumer systems with Ubuntu and to small business. But when will this happen?

Sources close to Dell indicate that the company will be announcing international sales of Ubuntu Linux consumer systems at LinuxWorld, which will be held Aug. 6-9 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Kevin Kettler, Dell’s chief technology officer, is scheduled to speak at LinuxWorld on Aug. 7. He’ll be discussing how Linux is moving toward broad deployment—not just in the data center, but also on the desktop. In particular, Kettler will be talking about the continuing opportunities for innovation offered by Linux coupled with virtualization technology.

Hopefully details about small business sales will also be released at the LinuxWorld expo.

It is also likely that Dell will announce exactly how it will be offering SMBs (small to midsize businesses) Ubuntu desktop Linux systems. It is also possible that Dell will announce new Ubuntu Linux-powered PCs for SMBs at the show.


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