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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, 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.