The Precision line of Dell’s one-time skunkworks Ubuntu developer PCs, Project Sputnik, has hit worldwide availability.
Project mastermind Barton George, senior technologist at the office of Dell’s CTO, announced availability of the Precision line of Ubuntu workstations with the US launch of the fifth generation of XPS 12 developer edition.
XPS was the first of the Sputnik machines to arrive, in 2012.
The fifth-generation XPS 13 comes preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 6th Gen Intel Core processor and updated divers, tools and utilities.
The XPS comes in three i7 configurations – 8GB, QH+T Intel 8260, and two i7 16GB configurations with 512GB and 1TB.
Their availability comes just ahead of Canonical’s anticipated release of Ubuntu 16.04LTS release, due next month. Dell plans to support this latest Linux initially as an upgrade but there’s no date, yet, for support as a factory installation.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht