Dell’s XPS 13 now comes preloaded with Linux

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.

What do you think?

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One thought on “Dell’s XPS 13 now comes preloaded with Linux”

  1. The keyboard let’s it down, the susdir action is inconsistent across the deck, plus the bus a 1-2mm gap between the key and the deck designed to let the key illumination through which lets detritus get under the keys making typing very crunchy. Secondly, unless you are running Maya, Lightworks or doing monster Gimp renders,the i7 &16gb ram are overkill. The infinity display resolution causes a few issues with apps that don’t understand the huge res.

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