Thousands of Web surfers have petitioned Dell to sell Ubuntu PCs outside of the US market. Dell has finally confirmed plans to do exactly that.
In a July 6 blog post, a Dell representative revealed that the company will disclose its international plans for Ubuntu PCs late this summer. Dell introduced Ubuntu on selected US consumer PCs in May (I was among the initial buyers). The company began pre-loading Ubuntu on additional models in June. I continue to hear rumblings about HP following Dell into the Ubuntu PC market soon.
At the same time, there’s growing evidence resellers and integrators are avoiding Windows Vista whenever possible. If the folks at Canonical play their cards right, there’s never been a better time to line up PC makers to support Ubuntu.