Dell has blown hot and cold on the Linux desktop over the years. Dell was the first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer consumer Linux desktops in 2007, while Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops have often only been available from Dell by special order, Dell is recommitting itself to desktop Linux. Besides the upcoming ‘Sputnik’ Ubuntu Linux developer laptop, Dell is now offering two new high-end mobile workstations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 for Desktops.
Dell claims the two new systems — the Dell Precision M4700 and M6700 — are the “world’s most powerful 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations.” Citation needed, perhaps, but on the face of it do have a good aesthetic quality about them.
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