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Dell Reverts To Phone Sales For Ubuntu Systems

Apparently, Dell has not stopped selling Ubuntu-equipped computers, it's just that the company has decided to terminate online sales because the website is currently being overhauled.

Speaking to The Inquirer (opens in new tab), a spokesperson for the Austin-based company said that users can still buy Ubuntu computer via the phone although, by doing so, they might lose the ability to manage their purchases through the nifty Dell dashboard.

He added that "As the Ubuntu systems are primarily targeted towards advanced users and enthusiasts, and the vast majority of consumers purchase PCs with Microsoft Windows pre-installed, they are currently available through our phone-based sales only."

Dell also noted that a number of flavours of Ubuntu (ranging from 9.04 to 10.04) are available both on Consumer and Business models like the Vostro, Inspiron and Studio XPS range.

This reminds us of the rather funny Dell and Ubuntu episode where the computer manufacturer declared that Ubuntu was more secured than Windows before backtracking on the statement which was initially posted on its website.

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.