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Dell Linux-based Inspiron 9 Netbook Now Available For Free With Vodafone

Dell’s stylish new netbook the Inspiron Mini 9 has hit the markets in UK with both Linux and Windows versions being available for sale.

The Linux version sports an 8 GB hard drive and comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor along with 1GB of memory and low resolution 0.3-megapixel webcam and has price tag of GBP 269 attached to it.

Those who are looking for a larger disk space can opt for the 16GB Windows version which also features a 1.3 megapixel camera and is available for GBP 299 only.

Other notable features include standard ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support along with an 8.9inch screen.

The minor difference in price between the Windows and Linux version is likely to make people choose the former which not only has a higher storage capacity but also has a better webcam to boot.

Incidentally the Linux version is available for free with a 2 year, GBP 25 per month broadband contract with Vodaphone and comes loaded with Vodaphone SIM.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.