Powered by Ubuntu, powered by proprietary OS, same computers, difference 70$
Ubuntu is a free open-source operating system, consequently, millions and millions of users can install and enjoy Ubuntu (as presently seen in the world).
Along with the user-based traditional Ubuntu installation, companies across the world sell machines equipped with Ubuntu, commercial entities that sometimes merchandise computers with both Ubuntu and proprietary operating systems pre-installed.
The proprietary software, such as Windows, along with its closed nature, costs money, thus adding extra costs to computers, computers more affordable in relation to an open-source OS (such as Ubuntu).
"Naturally, I was drawn to the $299 priced laptop, when I noticed that there are 2 computers that differ only in the OS pre-installed", one powered by Ubuntu and the other by Windows 7.
The conclusion: "AND $70! This is the first time I've just naturally stumbled upon such a blatant exposure of the Windows tax".
- Dell and Ubuntu announced the exciting Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest
- Dell listens the Ubuntu community, changes the Ubuntu logo with up-to-date version on running-with-Ubuntu Alienware X51 official webpage
- Ubuntu available now as option for Alienware X51 gaming desktop
- Dell's Sputnik 2 released with 1080p display and numerous shipping-to supported countries
- Project Sputnik's laptops to be available this fall (2012)