Dell announces Ubuntu developer laptop

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Dell announces Ubuntu developer laptop

Dell will sell its sleekest ultrabook yet with a version of Ubuntu Linux this fall, CNET reports.

The Dell XPS 13 ultrabook will be offered with Ubuntu 12.04LTS preloaded in select geographies, the company said in a statement.

The initiative is an extension of Project Sputnik, a pilot project aimed at creating an Ubuntu-based developer laptop.

According to Tech Crunch, project lead Barton George says the developer version will be the high-end configuration of the XPS 13, with 4GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB solid state hard drive.

This model currently sells for $1 499, and George says the Linux version will sell for a little bit less than the Windows version.

George said the firm had been amazed by the interest the initiative has garnered from its developer customers, writes.

"By listening to developers, Dell can provide them with solutions and products to help make them more productive and allow for greater innovation," he said.

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