In a recent interview, Mark Shuttleworth had this to say about the Ubuntu/Dell deal:
“What’s been announced to date is not the full extent of what we will see over the next couple of weeks and months. There are additional offerings in the pipeline.”
It is clear that Dell has been satisfied with demand for the Ubuntu systems. Shuttleworth and Dell have said that sales are meeting their expectations.
A Dell spokeswoman, Anne Camden, declined comment, saying the company does not discuss products in the pipeline.
She added that Dell was pleased with customer response to its Linux PCs. She said Dell believed the bulk of the machines were sold to open-source software enthusiasts, while some first-time Linux users have purchased them as well.