Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, Dell is still selling Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops.

With the option of Xeon processors, up to 64GBs of RAM, and TBs of storage, Dell Precision 5720 will be a Linux developer or engineer’s dream come true.

The best known of these is the Dell XPS 13 developer edition, but it’s not the only Linux laptop Dell offers.

In a blog post, Barton George, senior principal engineer at Dell’s Office of the CTO, announced “the next generation of our Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstation line.” All of these systems boast Ubuntu 16.04 long-term support (LTS), 7th generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon…

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