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July 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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A first look at Dell’s ‘Sputnik’ Ubuntu Linux developer laptop

Portland, OR: Sputnik started, Barton George, Dell’s project Sputnik lead and director of web vertical marketing,   told me at OSCon as a six-month exploratory pilot to create an Ubuntu Linux-based developer laptop, It’s not just an idea now. Dell … Continue reading

May 9, 2012
by sjvn01
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Dell readies Ubuntu Linux laptop for developers

Dell has been on good-terms with Linux vendors for ages. The Austin, Texas-based company was the first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to ship an Ubuntu Linux PC. Long before that, Dell was shipping Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Linux servers keep growing, Windows & Unix keep shrinking

In 2011, we saw, according to IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew for Linux while it shrank for Windows and Unix. What I find especially interesting about this is that IDC doesn’t … Continue reading