Dell Offering XPS 13 to Linux Devs under Project Sputnik

Posted on 05 July 2012 by

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We’re big supporters of what Dell and Canonical are doing with project Sputnik. It’s not just another Ubuntu-based Linux distro, it’s a Linux distro with funding and a defined hardware target and the fact that the hardware target is an Ultrabook makes it even better. If you’re a Linux fan, check out our first post on the subject and then, read-on here…

According to project leader Barton Georges latest post the early reception has been good on the project that aims to build a tidy Linux-based developer environment on the Dell XPS 13. There’s a new page up at the Dell website and a bunch of other resources (listed below) that are live. The next stage is to bring specialist on board that can help with developing and testing the environment. The Sputnik Beta Cosmonaut program is offering a ‘discounted’ Dell XPS with a pre-built Linux environment on it. All you need to to is apply here. In fact, you don’t really need to be a developer, “all we ask is that you use the system regularly and give us your honest feedback on the project Sputnik forum. “ say the post from Barton.

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Good luck Dell, and keep it focused and funded!

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