Linux is an operating-system that lives a weird duality. On one hand, it is the most popular operating-system on the planet, forming the heart of Android, a part of OSX and on just about every set-top box, IoT device and much more. On the other hand, when it comes to the Desktop, it occupies the third place in the grand operating-system race, even with the hundreds of Linux distros available.
This is the reason why most devices don’t ship with Linux. The ones that do are often the cheap ones, looking to avoid the cost of adding Windows. The high-end ones almost never come preloaded with Linux.
Dell, however, has been offering Linux as an option in its high-end laptops for years, and now it is giving the option of Ubuntu 14 on its much-praised XPS 13 Laptop.
The XPS 13 has been praised by many for its bezel-less design, and many say it is the perfect Laptop. If you support Linux or the OSS or just want the convenience of having Linux preloaded, Dell just made the best laptop even better.
There’s a caveat, however. The Linux option is only available on the highest-end variants, i.e the ones with the i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. These cost around $1550.
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