Dell Mini 10 with Ubuntu

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The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 now comes with Ubuntu as an alternative to the standard Windows XP. The difference in price is about $90. Ubuntu is priced at $360, while Windows XP is $460.

The high end Mini 10 comes preconfigured with an Atom Z530 processor, 10.1 inch LCD display, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, 1.3 mp webcam and a 6 cell battery. The standard color is Osidian Black. Additional colors are available for an additional $40-60.

The Mini 10 comes with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or long term support. Ubuntu’s latest release is version 9.04, codename Jaunty Jackalope.

8 thoughts on “Dell Mini 10 with Ubuntu

  1. I know that 8.04 is LTS, but have so old kernel in new hardware isnt good idea. If they add new kernel, to this LTS, than it will be good choice. Otherwise you buy this and install new. Only need add repositories from Dell, if they have. System76 have their own :)

    1. I actually like 8.04 LTS. It’s very stable, plus everything worked for me. Now, I’m using 9.04. So far, so good. I skipped 8.10 altogether. I tried it twice, but there were some things that I didn’t like about 8.10. It’s too long to mention here. So, I skipped over it. You are right, I’ll be tempted to install 9.04 on this Mini 10 if I own it.

      1. You might want to recreate the iso image again. Something may have happened when you tried to write to it. It shouldn’t hang. Also, make sure that you check the MD5 hash of the downloaded .iso.

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