According to “multiple sources”, Dell has sold 40 thousand PCs with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled.

Dell agreed to ship PCs and laptops with the Ubuntu operating system after more than 130,000 people promoted the notion on the company’s IdeaStorm web site. It would seem, however, that only a fraction of these zealots were willing to back their votes with cash.

Dell has said that “Adoption has been very good” but is 40 thousand is enough to keep them interested? There has not been much news lately about Dell’s Ubuntu machines. Their selection of Ubuntu PCs is slim and underpowered. The systems still ship with only Ubuntu 7.04 instead of the latest 7.10.

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