Archive for February, 2008

Gerry Carr

System 76 rocks!

System 76 were one of the first (the first?) to provide Ubuntu pre-installed on their excellent desktop and laptop machines. Carl Richell and the guys have been cranking them out in Denver Colarado for a couple of years.

Recently though they have certified on server! Here the release. Their jackal machines can now be purchased with our very own Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition right on board. So congratulations to System 76 for passing certification. If you’ve followed that link and think the number of certified servers is a little low, I’d agree with you. But rest assured it won’t be for long. Marc Tardiff and the guys have been working very hard on the Hardware Verification Program which includes most of the world’s big manufacturers. And when they pass we will add their certification to that page. So stay tuned.


Gerry Carr

Mo’ Dell

You might have missed it but Dell has expanded the availability of machines running Ubuntu to Canada and Latin America. New territories seem to be becoming almost commonplace, which is nice.

Lest we forget, consumers can now buy a Dell machine running Ubuntu in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. And on a pretty impressive range of machines.

People ask us all the time ‘how’s the Dell deal going’? I think I’ve read about its demise at least 5 times on various blogs and media since it started almost a year ago. I think these announcements are a pretty eloquent testimony to how it’s going. Now go buy a machine!