Dell’s Inspiron-Mini to Feature Ubuntu
Dell recently made an official announcement that it’s upcoming Inspirion 910 (aka the mini-Inspiron, the Eee PC killer) will come with Ubuntu 8.04 as well as WIndows XP. There is speculation that it might even possibly be running Ubuntu Netbook Remixed, a special flavor of the distribution designed for ultraportable interfaces; in other words, efficiently allowing the user to interact with the programs and OS despite the minimal screen real estate. The picture above shows an early version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
The Inspiron 910 will be equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 1GB of RAM, and an 8.9″ screen with a resolution of up to 1024×600. The computer will start at a 4GB SSD and be upgradeable to 16GB, include a built-in camera for all you IM needs, a media card reader, 3 USB ports, and WiFi connectivity.
The PC is rumored to come out in a few days, and to start at $299 for the base model.